INTERNeX Canada: Expose of the week ft Torben

Our expose of the week is Torben Kulasingam, a Danish guy from Aarhus, who came here to Vancouver for 5 months to do his internship.


Why did you go to Canada?
I got this golden opportunity to do my internship in Canada and I chose to take it because it automatically bought some challenges and experiences with it. A placement in Vancouver also bought a chance to explore an other part of the world where I haven’t been.


What kind of internship are you doing?
My internship is a part of my studies. I am an Architectural Engineering student and I am working at a Spanish engineering company downtown. Here I get the chance to share my knowledgde but also to gain a lot of experience.


Is your internship useful?
Yes , because as an engineer student , it’s important to feel the “real world” before you enter engineering branch. I’m participating in many kinds of projects and this is useful for my studies. Besides this I also get to know all of the English terms within this branch.


What kind of tasks are you responsible for on daily basis?
Right now I’m doing a lot work within sustainability solutions for a hospital project we want to make a bid on.  My architectural background contributes in the designing phase where my colleagues doesn’t have that same knowledge.


What was the best thing about your internship?
My internship is not finished, but so far has it been great to work with engineers and gain a lot new knowledge and to participate in conversations where your opinion actually will be heard.
I also got the chance to work with people from different parts of the world so e.g is my Spanish getting better because I read Spanish every day.


What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?
I like Canada because it’s a “light” version of USA , it’s a country where people are friendly and open .Vancouver got the whole package which I like , you can go the moutains to ski and to the beach to swim the same day. Besides this I like that every parts of the world are represented here.


What trips did you do in your free time, also organized by INTERNeX?
I went to Grouse Mountain , Tsawwassen, Whytecliff , Lighthouse park, Stanley Park to cycle, Lynn Valley with INTERNeX.


Do you attend the weekly Pub-Night organized by INTERNeX and do you think this is a good way to meet new people?
Yes I attend to the weekly Pub- Night and this is the place to be if you want to start a friendship and create bonds.


Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?
Because it’s a huge opportunity to create friendships across continents .


What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?
The best thing is that they arrange something all the time so you won’t feel bored and want to go home.


How did you find a place to stay?
INTERNeX helped me find a homestay and the international student house.


Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?
Yes, I’ve already recommended to my friends and fellow students in Denmark.


Thank you so much to share your experience with us Torben.

We wish you luck for the rest of the internship and see you soon!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Free Toronto Event!

FREE, FREE, FREE! You heard me! For those of you in Ontario’s capital, don’t miss out on the city’s Doors Open Toronto event taking place May 29 and 30, 2010. One weekend, once a year, 150 bulidings of architectural historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Participating buildings include heritage landmarks, modern structures, hidden gems, green roofs, places of worship, halls of learning, boardrooms, bedrooms, breweries, lighthouses, mansions, museums, theatres, national historic sites, centres of rail travel, cemeteries, factories, banking halls, architects’ offices and more.

Doors Open Toronto invites you to get to know the city, whether you’ve lived in Toronto all your life or you’re visiting for the first time. See Toronto like you’ve never seen it before!

This event is free, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to go!

Click here for a list of the participating structures, or get your Doors Open Toronto program guide in the Thursday, May 27 issue of the Toronto Star.

Have fun and let us know on Facebook what you thought of the event!