INTERNeX Through the Looking Glass -Ranchstay Program

Hey hey hey! It’s Faaaat Al…No just me. It’s Amiel again. Excuse the little excursion into childhood memories. 😀 Speaking of the past though, have a look at my post from last week concerning the Hospitality Program.ranchstayAnd here’s a fantastic quote by Leonardo da Vinci: “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” It describes exactly how I feel about travelling. After spending a little time living in other places, you want to keep going always anticipating your next experience in a different country.

So, let’s talk about the INTERNeX Ranchstay. The program is just as the name suggests. It involves spending your time at a ranch and experiencing the life of a farming family in the countryside of either Canada or New Zealand. While participating in this program you are treated as part of the family and will be expected to pitch in with the daily chores. Though that will only take up one part of your stay. The rest includes the cowboy/cowgirl way of life of horseback, driving tractors, taking care of animals and visiting community festivals. This enables you to learn about the local culture and mentality. Are people living in the outskirts of urban civilization really the same as they are depicted in stories Natasjaand movies? It’s definitely something worth finding out! Ranchstay is an incredible experience, especially if you love being surrounded by nature, far far away from the cities. Natasja, my partner in the INTERNeX PR department even spent a little time on some of the farms and returned wishing she could have stayed a bit longer.

So, the program works like this: Again, there will be a conversation at the beginning discussing your goals in participating after which INTERNeX will find a suitable ranch for you. Then, you just travel to your desired destination following the completion of the necessary paperwork, of course. And what awaits you at arriving at the ranch is a whole new world you had known only very little about before!

If this got you interested, check out www.internexworld.com for more information.
Next Sunday, more on INTERNeX Through the Looking Glass. A post about one of the many destinations INTERNeX is able to help you explore.

Cheers!

 

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator

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INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun fact

Hello everybody!

Sometimes I really believe that Canadian people are not from this planet! They have a super resistance of all kinds of sport: Water sport; hiking, soccer!

In Spain we have really good results in the Olympics and in all kinds of tournaments but the real Spanish, the typical Spanish doesn´t practice as much sport as Canadian do!

Of course there are a lot of sporty people in Spain! Especially between young people is really often! A lot of people specialize in one sport and they grow up practicing it! But that´s true that there is a lot of other people that are like allergic to the movement!

Here, in Canada I find pretty amazing how the people, don´t matter how old they are, they can do hiking for a couple of hours and then have extra energy to do aquatic sports to refresh themselves and then even they have energy to play soccer between friends! Oh god!  That can be a real Canadian Sunday, plenty of tiring but funniest activities!

The most of the Spanish people we use the Sunday just to relax, we have a really different concept of Sunday! Maybe we can do some outside activities like lie down on the beach, lie down on the countryside, lie down and sunbathing at the same time (yes we can do both 🙂 ) We can also go to take “cañas and tapas” or what is the same “ beers and snacks”  and just recover energy to start the new week!!

But now we are in Vancouver, Canada, so we have to live like real Canadians and enjoy our Sundays doing different activities, trips or whatever we can plan!

If you are really interested we can organize a real Spanish Sunday! Sometimes it´s cool too!

Have a nice day!

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

About INTERNeX: Ranchstay Program

Nature, animals and the wide open spaces of Canada – if you are interested in country life, then our Ranchstay program is perfect for you!

Get away from the big city for a while and enjoy fresh air, the countryside and local communities. Participating in the Ranchstay program you will be part of a ranch family and live on a farm in Canada. You will join the life of your host family and get to know their lifestyle, help them with their ranch work, their cattle or horses. The family will involve you in their local communities and leisure activities it’s a real cultural exchange!

Based on your interests you will be matched with a family that can provide you with the experience you want. Be a cowboy/cowgirl: you can choose to stay on a horse ranch if you have previous riding experience!

Check out our website for more information about the INTERNeX Ranchstay program or contact us at pr@internexcanada.com.

Cheers,

Lies

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 Ranch Stay program

Have you have ever thought about living on a Ranch or a farm for a while? Yes?! Then our Ranch stay problem is the perfect change to experience the Ranch lifestyle here in Canada.

If you like the country life, cattles, tractors and the work with horses than our INTERNeX Ranch Stay program is the right choice for you.

While working on the Ranch you will be staying with a local Canadian family. The farms are quite far from huge cities and you can experience the real countryside and the quiet and very relaxed atmosphere while staying on the Ranch.
The INTERNeX Ranch stay program gives you the perfect opportunity to learn something about the real Canadian community while working, living and eating with a great local Canadian family.
After some time on the Ranch you will figure out that Canadians are living a much more relaxed life than people from Europe or anywhere else. Everybody is just so friendly and accommodation.

While working on a Ranch you totally get involved into the everyday family life and become part of the family.
The great thing is that you can use all the facilities a farm has to offer. That means that you can drive a tractor, which already is a great experience. You can also go horseback riding pretty much every day if you want to.
You won’t be isolated on the farm because the horst family is taking you on great weekend trips, on trips to your neighbors and to special events like rodeos and community festivals, which are always great fun.

In case you are interested in our INTERNeX Ranch Stay program or also other INTERNeX programs visit our homepage for more information.

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

Picture of the week!

This week’s picture of the week was taking in the Fraser Canyon around 3 hours northeast of Vancouver. In the picture you can see Lucas, Matteus, Patrick and me, George one of the great PR interns working at INTERNeX.

The four of us rented a car and went on a weekend roadtrip through the diverse inland of BC. We cruised through narrow canyons, wide countryside, snowy mountains, dry plateaus and stopped at the most incredible scenic spots on our way. We went ice-fishing on lake Wood north of Kelowna and met a lot of amazing and very friendly Canadians.
Canada is incredible – in all kind of ways!!!

In case you experienced such a great trip or want to share a story with a great picture of yourself, your friends or you just took a picture of the beautiful countryside Canada has to offer: send an email to PR@internexcanada.com! You picture might be the next picture of the week!

 

Cheers,

George