How was your weekend?

It’s Monday, so sadly the weekend is over. I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed the extra day off. Here is a little recap of what happened over the weekend.

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Despite the weather forecast, it was great weather on Saturday and Sunday. So on Saturday, a few of us met up to ride bikes in Stanley Park. Once we got our cruisers, we were on our way. We followed the bike path around the park by the seawall. Thus, we had spectacular views the whole time. Further, we were able to see the water planes take off, which was quite impressive. We stopped a few times to take some nice pictures. One of our first stops was the Brockton Point Lighthouse.

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After a while we split up as some wanted to make more stops and also hung around at some spots and enjoyed the view. Some of us continued with the bike ride. We saw Lions Gate Bridge, which leads to North and West Vancouver. We also saw the Girl in a Wetsuit, which is a statue on a rock out in the water. Afterwards, we passed the amazing beaches the park has to offer. At Third Beach we had a break to have some ice cream. Towards the end of our bike ride, we passed by the Lost Lagoon, and there were a lot of cute baby geese. Overall, it was a fun and cool way to explore the park. Thanks to everyone who came and joined us!

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I actually enjoyed Stanley Park so much, that I went there the next day again. But this time I walked, which was a bit more relaxing. On Sunday, I also explored the center of Stanley Park. It was really neat and remarkable to see, how much nature there is, considering that we are in a big city.

Stanley Park is beautiful and has so much to offer. I highly recommend visiting the park, if you have not done so yet. Especially, if you want to get away form the stress of the city,  it’s the prefect place to relax.

Have a good day!

-Megan

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday, which means the week is almost over and there is only the weekend left. In case you still do not know what to do, here are some ideas to consider.

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First off, good news, it’s going to be sunny all weekend. So you should take advantage of the weather, and spend some time outside. You can go to one of the many beaches in Vancouver, for example Kitsilano beach. While you spend some time by the water, you can read, hang out with friends or even have a picnic.

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On Sunday, you should join us at the Lighthouse Park for a hike. The park is located in West Vancouver by the shore, so we will be able to enjoy some beautiful views. It is a fairly easy hike, so it is suitable for everyone. Don’t forget to bring snacks and something to drink. More infos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/240975033416074/

If you still need plans for tonight, and are in the mood for some action, you can go to the lacrosse game between the Vancouver Warriors and the Toronto Rock at the Rogers arena. The game starts at 7 pm. Ticket prices start at $20, and you can purchase them online or at the arena. More infos at: https://vancouverwarriors.com/schedule/game?id=3401425

Have a great weekend and hopefully I’ll see you on Sunday at the hike.

-Megan

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Candidate Exposé – Klara Krieg

Klara KriegMy name is Klara, 21 years old and I am from Germany. Currently I am studying Business-Engineering. I decided to go to Canada for the international experience and because I have a fascination for the country.

I found Internex through my university, since they have a collaboration. I am doing an internship here at the moment and I really like it! For my internship you need to be able to work independently and be open-minded as a person.

My first impression I got when I came here is that the airport looked nice but small and that Canada is absolutely beautiful. I still feel that way now. The PR-team organises events and activities and I think they are really good. I love the events and the girls do a very good job organizing everything! So I kind of attended nearly every event in the last 3 months.

What I like most is that Canada is just a beautiful, fascinating country with a lot of different attractions. The nature is stunning, especially Vancouver with the beaches, mountains and city centre!

A difficulty I had to face here is that I am living in Surrey, which is too far away from downtown Vancouver… but that is kinds of the only negative part about my entire stay here. The most memorable things for me are the hikes I did and the great people I’ve met.

Internex was helpful for me to give me a good orientation, good support and the events helped a lot to meet new people and to have a great time in Vancouver. I would definitely recommend it!

This experience definitely inspired me to travel more, but I don’t know where I will travel at the moment. When I get back in Germany the first thing I will do is eating bread and CHEESE! And meeting my boyfriend and family again!

– Klara

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Candidate Exposé – Kerstin Berger

kerstinbergerI am Kerstin Berger, 23 years old and I am from Germany. I just graduated from university and I always wanted to come here once, so now was actually the perfect timing.

I found Internex through a German agency, which offers internships all over the world. Internex and mostly the girls from the PR-team are doing an awesome job! I am participating in the practicum program because I didn’t’ t want to do the work and travel program. I think the general program of Internex is really good since you get to meet so many people and doing all the trips together makes the time here just awesome.

I am placed at a recruiting company in Vancouver and I think it is pretty okay so far. I think it is more HR though, while I actually wanted to do something in accounting. I had an interesting project here that turned out to be a big project for the company. It made me feel pretty good that I was the one who ran it. I think you need to have a bit of a HR background though for this Practicum. So this is not a part of my university programs since I already graduated, but the experience will be useful for my career goals.

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In Vancouver I live in a shared apartment where I have a private room. I found it on Craigslist, which is a platform to buy and sell or offer almost everything. For example you can find houses there, second hand ski materials and even pets.

My first impression of Vancouver was RAINcouver haha, I am glad that the rain is gone by now. I realize now how beautiful the city and the whole country is. During my stay I attended most activities and trips organised by the PR-team, but sometimes I was occupied with my other job at a bar. When I attended, it was always a lot of fun with cool people! I attended many pub nights, I went to the Richmond Night Market, cycling in Stanley Park and I went to the Rockies with them. The PR-team did a really good job, so thank you girls!

What I like most about Vancouver is that you have mountains and beaches in one city, so mostly the nature. The most memorable things I did here was the Big Rockies trip and road trips with friends. This experience inspired me to travel more and I think South America would be very interesting to go to.

Internex was helpful for me to get friends here, which I think is one of the most important things to have when you are abroad for a couple of months. I would totally recommend Internex to others.

The first thing I will do when I get back home is giving my family a big hug.

– Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the weekend

The weekend is here and the weather is promising to be great again! So here are some ideas to make this an awesome weekend.

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Our weekly event already happened last night at the free evening of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. If you missed it or want to go again, the festival will be the entire weekend. The festival is one of the biggest music festivals here and definitely worth checking out. It is located at Jericho Park and you can get tickets online or at the festival site.

Another option is the Greek Summerfest. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.

If you were still planning on going to White Rock, a good option is to go on Saturday night when the TD Concerts at the Pier is happening. This free concert features R&B All Stars. Or go to the Red Truck Concert Series. Red Truck is a beer company and they organize a few concerts this summer. It starts at 4 PM on Saturday and it will cost you $35.

If you’re more into theatre you could check out Theatre Under The Stars in Stanley Park. This Sunday they are performing The Drowsy Chaperone. Just remember to buy your tickets beforehand.

Or just take the weekend to enjoy the weather on one of the many beaches or try out a hike!

I hope you have an amazing weekend we’ll see you on the next PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

 

What to do on the weekend

Another great weekend is coming up! This time you can look forward to a nice long and extended weekend because of the public holiday, Labor Day, on Monday, September 1st. For this reason we have some extra suggestions for activities. The extended weekend at this time of year is by many seen as their last chance to really get out and enjoy the summer. You never know when it’ll start raining.

 

Friday

This Friday you should of course join INTERNeX for our Pub & Club Night. It will be Alexandra’s goodbye party, so we’re looking forward to see a lot of you. We’ll start at Library Square Public House at 7pm. More information on the Pub & Club Night can be found here.

 

 

Saturday

On Saturday you might have a bit of a head ache after our great party Friday. We therefore suggest that you calmly head towards Vancouver Maritime Museum to explore the history of the swimsuit. The museum is situated in beautiful Vanier Park. Here you won’t have to do a lot of thinking. Just walk around and enjoy yourself, while discovering the development in fashionable swimsuits. More info on this exhibit, the location and opening hours can be found here

After looking at the development within the swimsuit fashion, you could go to one of the many great beaches that Vancouver has to offer (English Bay Beach, Jericho Beach, Kitsilano beach… and the list goes on). Here you can (of course still without making too great an effort) do a bit of research on fashionable swimsuits in Vancouver. Click here for more information on the various beaches that Vancouver has to offer.

Sunday

On Sunday you should have overcome your hangover, so why not do something with little more activity. Enjoy the hopefully still nice and sunny weather and visit Klahowya Village in Stanley Park. Here you can experience the aboriginal culture of British Columbia. You can also have a look at different cultural performances or pay a visit to the aboriginal market. Click here for more information on this event.

Monday

Finally you can end of the long weekend with a thrilling and exciting experience. You should of course go to Hastings Racecourse and watch a horse race! If you’re 19 of age or above you’ll also have the opportunity to place bets on the different races. And there are also indoor viewing options in case it starts raining. Click here for more information on location and racing schedule

Enjoy the long weekend!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

The Ultimate Tofino Experience – Hotel Edition

Just two more weeks before we are heading off to another adventure. We will take to ferry to Victoria Island and will visit the Canadian Capital of Surf, Tofino. We will have two nights in the nice Jamie’s Rainforest Inn.

The Jamie’s Rainforest Inn is located just off the Pacific Highway and a 10-minute walk to the Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s most popular surfing beach. The Inn is surrounded by 4 acres (16 187m2) of beautiful old growth coastal rainforest with access to walking trails and the Jamie’s private waterfront on the inlet side of the Tofino peninsula.

The Inn offers 28 rooms ranging from standard rooms with two queen beds to deluxe rooms. The rooms are equipped with a microwave, fridge and coffee room. Some rooms include fireplaces, sofa beds or kitchenettes. Free Wi-Fi is provide the hotels as well as bike rentals. Most of the rooms have a view over the beautiful rainforest and some views show a glimpse of the private waterfront. There is also a small library on-site. The restaurant serves breakfast (included), lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 8am till midnight, lunch is served from 12pm on, tapas from 4pm and dinner is served until midnight, also vegetarian and vegan options are available. So get your food-mode on!

More information about The Ultimate Tofino Experience can be found here and if you click here you can join our Facebook event. If you like to participate in this trip, make sure you pay before the 9th of May in cash.

We hope you will join us to Tofino and make it another unforgettable trip!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com