INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

This week we have a special picture for this episode of picture of the week. Paw is doing the eagles ad raptors project in the Delta area and has sent us an amazing picture of an eagle. He saw the eagle on his first day in Canada/Tsawwassen. He arrived at his home stay and the man of the house asked him if he would like to drive around in het area so that he can see how beautiful it is. They saw the eagle from a distance and Paw asked if they could get closer to the eagle. They came closer and it seemed like the eagle didn’t care, that they were parked so close under the eagle. I made some sounds like when they are screaming, it reacted a little but it didn’t flew away.

Paw took the shot close to Bounddary Bay and the eagle is sitting in a top of a phone pole.

Paw thank you so much for sending in your picture of the week.

Cheers,

Petra

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: Picture of the week

Last weekend we went to the ROCKIES!! This was the most AMAZING weekend in history!! That is why I share with you today my favorite picture of the whole trip. This picture is taken at the Ice Glaciers, which is one of the awesome activities at the Rocky Mountains. I cannot wait until the Rockies After Party tonight. Are you coming to relive the most amazing trip!!!

 

See you tonight at the Rockies After Party.

 

Greets,

Petra

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: Picture of the week

This week episode of picture of the week is taken in Seattle. The day the picture was taken was amazing. We started with shopping in Seattle, we even let our shoos shine by the polisher at one of the shopping malls.

After that we walked for hours in Seattle and landed in the volunteer park at the water tower. It was the most amazing view I have seen there!!

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Send it and WIN amazing prices !!

Greetings,

Petra

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: Picture of the week

Last Friday we had our 10 year INTERNeX celebration. The INTERNeX Team Vancouver went all out with Korean BBQ, which was an amazing experience, because I never had Korean BBQ before. One thing I can say is that the food was delicious, and I would recommend it to everybody!! That is why I am sharing this picture with you today.

Doesn’t this dish look totally delicious??!!! Hmm, I would like to go again. Would you like to try this dish? Let me know and we could go together.

If you have a video, quote, picture, news etc. and you want to share that with us.

Send it to pr@internexcanda.com and WIN amazing prices !!!

Cheers,

Petra

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: Picture of the week

The Picture of the week is from Rasmus. He moved into the Staffhouse 2 weeks ago. He said that living abroad can be frightened and scary but it can also be the time of you life!He really enjoys his stay in Vancouver as well as in the staffhouse. He hast a lot of fun with the Staffhouse Members and the new friends he gained on his trip here.

The Picture of the week shows him and Hannes. The whole staffhouse went to a Nightclub on Friday and danced like there was no tomorrow. Live everyday as it would be your last and you will never regret your stay abroad.

Rasmus thank you so much for sending us this picture. We are glad that you enjoy your stay at the Staffhouse as well as the weekends. Congratulations for winning the contest and here is your prize:

A FREE TICKET FOR THE BIG BUS SIGHTSEEING VANCOUVER TOUR

You can chose somebody who you would like to go with. We hope you will have a good time and thanks again for sending us the picture.

YOU also want to win an amazing prize? => Send us your picture of the week and perhaps you will win the contest and the prize!

Cheers,
Your PR- Team

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

Shinya a.k.a MAX

So last week when I was trying to figure out our next potential candidate for the “expose” post, I was wracking my brain trying to find someone that could truly give us a glimpse into the “INTERNeX experience”. Little did I know but I had this person right in the office with me sitting across the room. Can you guess who it is? It’s Shinya! This once shy Japanese boy came to Canada and managed to see more places and do more things in one year then I’ve done in the past nine years that I’ve lived here. So yeah since he did just about everything that was possible and participated in every one of our programs he is the perfect candidate!

What is your name?
My name is Shinya but my “Canadian” name is Max

Where are you originally from?
Kobe, Japan

Why did you choose Canada as the location of your placement?
Well I’d been to Australia and New Zealand so Canada just seemed like the next stop for me

How did you find about INTERNeX International Exchange?
I found about it through the Japanese Embassy

Which program(s) did you participate in throughout your stay in Canada?
Well I actually participated in all three of the programs offered by INTERNeX

haha O.k. well let’s take this one program at a time then…What was the first program that you enrolled in?
Initially I started off with the hospitality program because I thought that this would be the best opportunity to improve my English skills and truly immerse myself into the Canadian culture. I was placed in Lake Louise, Alberta and for the first month I was a Dishwasher then when the second month came around I continued to do Dishwashing but in addition to this I was both a server and a clerk in the resort gift shop. After a total of 3 1/2 months working at the resort I moved back to Vancouver and applied for the PR/Communications internship offered by INTERNeX at their Vancouver office. The reason why I chose to taken on this position was because I thought that this would be able to take my experience to the next level and be that final step towards breaking me out of my shell. I was an intern at the office for 5 months but due to the fact that the internship was unpaid I had to find another means of gaining an income so I could continue to stay in Canada. Thankfully INTERNeX was gracious enough to set me up with a coffee shop located just a few blocks away from the office in Gastown. It was at this location that I worked as a Barista for 4 months. Then during the 2009 Christmas Break I decided since I’d already done the other two programs why not do it all…so i enrolled in the Ranchstay program. For two weeks I was placed on a mixed farm in Montana where I had many “firsts”. For the first time in my life I rode horses, fed cows, herded buffalo and took care of numerous farm animals. This was definitely something that will stay with me forever. And last but not least, most of you know that Vancouver was the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics so before I returned home I thought what better way to end my trip then to try and get a job in the Olympics…so that’s what I did. I hired on as a member of the event service staff who were responsible for assisting media personnel and essentially acting as security by ensuring that everyone had the correct accreditation in order to gain entrance into the media tent. Throughout the few weeks that I worked there I met a considerable amount of athletes/celebrities. Some of the most memorable ones are Aiko Uemura, the Japanese Mogul Skier, Russian Figure Skating silver medalist, Evgeni Plushenko, Gold Figure Skating Couple, Tesse Virtue & Scott Moir, and last but not least BC Premier, Gordon Campbell

What was one of your most memorable moments of your entire stay?
I would have to say it was throughout my entire hospitality placement. It was such an entirely new and scary experience for me. For the first time in my life I was living all by myself in a foreign country where I knew no one. At first it was really hard but the staff that I worked with soon enough became my family and all my previous fears were completely gone!

If you to choose one program that you would recommend, which one would it be and why?
The internship program because it really helped me to grow on both a personal and professional level. Even though it is not a paid position the benefits that you reap are invaluable and it truly helped me to make lifelong connections with people from all over the world. Every day I was exposed to something new and I cannot even begin to explain how this has made me who I am today

What are some of the skills that you gained from your internship placement?
Good customer service skills, communication skills both intra and inter personal, building trust and numerous web site building skills

What one place/event/festival would you encourage people to check out?
Definitely Stanley Park. This amazing park, less than a mile from downtown Vancouver, is one of the city’s main tourist attractions and offers over 1,000 acres of an evergreen oasis. The park is full of wildlife and sometimes there is just nothing better then just to relax and take in the natural surroundings…it truly made me forget at times that i was still in the city

So what are you planning on doing once you return home to Kobe?
First i am planning on going back to University and to continue on with my environmental studies and I am also working on maintaining my connection with INTERNeX by recruiting Japanese University Students for the Ranchstay program. So it’s not really over yet…

If you have any more questions or queries about our programs please do not hesitate to contact us at the office:

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