Upcoming Portland trip

Only one month left until we’re going to Portland, so we want to give you some more information about what to bring for crossing the border to the US.

-Passport (Passports must be valid and be Machine-readable). All passports issued from 2006 and after are Machine-Readable. The date of issue is stated in your passport.

-Everyone must pay US immigration $6 USD at the border to process entry (please have exact change)

– Proof of medical insurance. Not required but definitely recommendable in case you accidentally get ill or injured (although the trip does not include hazardous activities).

– Any kind of proof that you’re going back to Canada. Can be a document proving that you’re participating in a study program in Canada, proof of work in Canada, or proof that you’re doing a practicum in Canada.

– In case your country is included in the visa waiver program you don’t need to apply for any other visa documents. A lot of countries are included in the visa waiver program. You can check the list here.

– Since we’re driving across the border you don’t need the ESTA tourist visa. This is only needed when entering the US on an air or sea carrier.

– Also important are some good walking shoes

Also remember to always have your passport on you when you go out in the US. Some places only accept your passport as ID.

A reminder what is included in the price of only $229:

• All Tips & Taxes
• Deluxe Coach Transportation
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• 2 Continental Breakfasts
• A Cool Canadian Guide
• & Much More!!

Hope many of you will join us for this great 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

INTERNeX goes Portland-14th November

Portland

Yaaay we’re going to Portland.

On November 14th to 16th we are planning to go to Portland, also known as the “City of Roses”. On Friday, November 14,we’ll meet at 7 am at Waterfront Station. After crossing the Border to the US we’ll have lunch in Southern Washington. The expected approach time in Portland will be 5 pm. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a Basketball game for $25 on Friday as well as on Saturday. Those who don’t want to watch a game can enjoy their free time in Portland.
After included breakfast at the hotel on Saturday, we are going to shop at Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. Take a look here to get an overview of all the nice shops in the Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. You’ll be able to get your first Christmas presents in all these different shops.

Later on we’ll have a Portland walking City tour with our friendly tour guide.
On Sunday we’ll leave Portland at 9am after our included breakfast. Before our lunch break in Southern Washington we’ll stop at Multnomah Waterfalls, which is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon and the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. At the Canadian Border you’ll be able to do some Duty Free Shopping before we’ll be back in Vancouver at about 8 pm.

For a price of just 229$ you’ll get:
• All Tips & Taxes
• Deluxe Coach Transportation
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• 2 Continental Breakfasts
• A Cool Canadian Guide
• & Much More!!
As you maybe already noticed, the US always thinks you’re a killer or something like that if you want to cross the border. So you need some paper stuff which you have to bring with you for crossing the border:

  • Passport (Passports must be valid and be Machine-readable)
  • Everyone must pay US immigration $6 USD at the border to process entry (please have exact change)
  • Copy of Airplane Ticket or Student Registration
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Government photo ID for proof of age
  • Also important are some good walking shoes

You can sign up for this trip in our office and please remember to pay cash. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible because the tickets will be sold out based on that low price very fast.
Join the event here.

Hope many of you want to join us for this amazing trip, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

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

INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts about the Canadian border!

Hi everybody,

Are you enjoying your Sunday? Today I want to share some fun stuff I found on YouTube. Actually it’s not only a fun video to watch but it’s also informative.

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When you go to Google Maps you will think that the Canadian border with the United States is one horizontal line. If you look closer this line is made out of many points. There are not only some points, they also carved 6 metres of trees between the border to make it more clear. This video is going quick, but they’re telling the information in a funny and interesting way:

 

 

If you have more time, check out other videos on this channel. I recommend the explanation of The Netherlands and how to become a pope! Enjoy your Sunday, and have fun tomorrow on Canada Day!!

Cheers,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Last Call for Seattle

Seattle trip is here, have you already signed up? No? Last call to join us! Here is the itinerary!

9 AM: Depart from Vancouver

1PM Arrive to Downtown Seattle and start our tour  where we will visit the center, the space needle, waterfront and Puget sound, Safeco field, pioneer square, pike place market, the first Starbucks and then free time to enjoy shopping, or whatever you prefer! Great!!!

5PM We will leave Seattle

7.15 PM Duty free! Yeah! But be careful! Don’t buy any alcohol or cigarettes; they are taxed at 200%!

7.30 PM Arrive to the border. They can ask you for the receipts so please keep it!

8.30 PM Arrive to Vancouver! Back home!

So as you can see a day but what a day!!! Time to do sightseeing, time to do shopping, time to have fun! And time to rest enough for the next day!

So don’t miss this opportunity out! Please let us know if you are coming!!!It’s just 49 $ for a non stop day in USA! And with West Trek the fun is 100% guarantee! You have until tomorrow to decide! But it’s not that difficult what you have to do, though! 🙂

Join us!!!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday- Think different

Christmas time is here! Lights, special cookies, tree decorations…red cups in Starbucks, Christmas market… definitely is here! Even if we are still in November!

Probably for the most of us will be the first Christmas time without our families and friends at home, it will be strange I am not going to deny it! But it could be a really good experience to live with our “new families” here! We arrived alone, but nobody is alone anymore. Living without your family and friends makes you more open to the new experiences and it’s easier to know more and more people. It’s usual to establish some kind of special connection with some people, like if you already known them for a  long time;they are part of your life and will be forever!

Some relations are stronger than distance and time, I am far away from home an even if I would live here for long time I’m sure than when I come back the important people in my life will be still there, like always. And the same will happen in the future with the important people you met here.

You don’t forget anyone just because the distance… and right now the borders just mean paperwork, but nothing else.  If you want something, if you love someone just change the things, nobody can say you can’t. Live your dream, don’t dream your life. Everything is possible if you firmly believe that.

And after this little reflection, it’s forbidden to think more, it’s Friday! Let’s party with our new family here!

 

Happy Friday!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your weekend?

Hey Guys,
I hoped you had a great weekend with lots of fun even it was raining a bit.
I had quite an interesting weekend. I went to the border in order to get my visa, same as Petra did last week.
But let’s start from the beginning.
On Friday around 10 people from INTERNeX went out together. We went to a nightclub in Gastown and we really had a good time, met some new people and enjoyed ourselves a lot.
On Saturday I relaxed and watched movies with my new hostfamily. In the evening I went to the Gym, worked out a bit and watched a local hockey game in North Vancouver… more or less like the NHL 😉
Sunday was the big day for me. I took the bus close to the border and walked the last 15minutes right next to the highway to the Canadian American border. I was kind of nervous when it was my turn to talk to the officers.                                                                                                                                                                                      But they were really friendly and it was no problem at all to get my working permit. They asked me where I will work and where I’m going to live and that’s it. So don’t be afraid when you have to go to get your visa, everything is easy.
If you don’t know how to get there feel free to contact me and I will help you.


Have a good week and hopefully we will see each other at the PuB-NiGHT on Wednesday.
Tell us about your weekend and write a comment.

 
Cheers,
Hannes

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

This was a real interesting weekend, Saturday I rented a car in order to go to the border to get my visa and later that day there was the Staffhouse party. Everybody went crazy there and had a lot of fun as well as got to meet a lot of people, definitely a memorable day and night.

It’s snowing in Vancouver, that was the first thing I saw when I looked out of the window. That was not the best news on an early Saturday morning because I just rented a car for that day, and needed to go to the border in order to get my visa and driving trough that kind of weather is not my favorite past time.

I went together with three German guys, who also needed to get their visas. It was an interesting car drive because I was able to refresh my German language skills. It took about 45 minutes to get there and go to America and Flag Pole back to Canada, where we went trough the process of the visa application. All in all it took us about 2 hours.

Because I had to rent the car for 24 hours, I went shopping for the heavy stuff. I bought a lot of drinks and food at No Frills, which is a really cheap store. When I came back from returning the car the Staffhouse party was getting started.

This was my first Staffhouse party and it was definitely a memorable one.

The evening started slowly but more and more people showed up. At 12 o’clock there was a surprise, namely a lot of balloons where let lose into the room and it ended in a  mass attack on the balloons. It sounded like new years with firecrackers. But overall I had a lot of fun and got to meet people from all over the world. Brazil, Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Belgium, Sweden, Germany are just a few examples.

This was my official kick-off weekend, so I am really curious what the next weekend might bring.

What are you doing or what have you done on the weekend please write me and win amazing prices!!

Greets, Petra

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC  V6A 2R5
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com