For the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Simone. She flew in from the Netherlands and came to explore Canada on October 15, 2009. I’ve gotten the chance to hang out and party with Simone while living at the INTERNeX staff house, and she is so full of character! It’s evident in her laugh that she’s been having a blast in Vancouver, and she recently got to show her family around town too while they came for a visit!
Why did you decide to come to Canada?
Well, it was really hard to get a visa for the United States. Vancouver was the next closest thing and the Olympics were going to be held there so that’s what helped me make my decision.
How did you find out about INTERNeX?
I found out about INTERNeX through a dutch organization called Travel Active.
What program are you currently participating in?
I am in the Hospitality program doing a city placement at Blenz.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I love working with other international people, some of which are my roommates and housemates.
What skills do you use at work?
I have to multi-task and have great social skills.
What would you tell others about Canada as a country?
It is beautiful – a lot like Europe. People are really nice here… almost too nice!
Can you sum up your experience in Canada?
It is an awesome time to get to know life and more about myself.
What kind of activities have you done since living in Canada?
I’ve seen a lot of nature, been to the Rockies, and visited lots of areas within Vancouver such as Granville Island, Metrotown and many different beaches!
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to travel more all over the world, and maybe come back to Canada to work on a farm. Eventually though I would like to settle down back at home in the Netherlands.
Not sure which program is for you? Visit http://www.internexcanada.com for more information on how INTERNeX can make your trip to Canada happen!