INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Hallo y’all

Today’s Casual Friday post is going to be about two people. Germans and Canadians. You wonder how I thought of this? Well, me being a German staying in Canada right now, well what do you think? Ok, no seriously… Being in Vancouver for about three weeks now, I met a few new people already. And guess what, at the moment most of our participants are German. Surprise surprise… Every time I go abroad, I feel like at least every second person I meet is from Germany as well. You kind of get the feeling that Germany itself must be somewhat deserted by now… or as I like to say, you cannot escape us 🙂

With a lot of us travelling, our customs travel as well. You all know, that the most frequent assumptions about Germans are that we are basically all Bavarians, that we love love love our beer and that we eat a lot of Bratwurst. Thinking about all this, I actually found out a few funny things: If you really want to eat a Bratwurst in Vancouver, you do not need a rustic traditional German restaurant. No, you can just go to Chinatown and eat at Bestie’s!  It has, as advertised, ‘Chinatowns finest Currywurst’!!! And if you thought we love our beer, well – think again. Because obviously some Canadians love it even more. You wonder how I figure this? Well, they even brew a special beer for their dogs! Check out this article I found and you’ll see that Germans have to kick it up a nudge to keep up with this.

So what about us trying to be a little more like Canadians for a change? I saw this YouTube video the other day and found that actually quite fitting. So take this as an instruction to blend a bit more in with the natives 🙂

I would say: Challenge accepted!  I expect to see a few more Canadians at the next PuB NiGHT.




INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

INTERNeX Canada: Expose of the week

Our expose of the week is for a beautiful german called Jennifer. She came to Vancouver to do a three months internship. Would you want to know a little more about her? Continue reading!

Why did you go to Canada?

My main objective was improve my English skills and learn about the Canadian culture.

What kind of internship are you doing?

I´m volunteer in a company who works taking care of dogs.

What kind of tasks are you responsible for on daily basis?

I help them with the marketing and social media. I also help taking care of the dogs, going for a walk with them or creating new shirts for the company.

What was the best thing about your internship?

The awesome team that work in the company and have the possibility of working with dogs.

What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?

The friendly and open mind people, and of course the whole city.

What trips did you do in your free time, also organized by INTERNeX?

I went to the Rocky Mountains, Lynn Valley, Summer Party, Pub Crawl and I usually go to the pub nights.

Do you attend the weekly Pub-Night organized by INTERNeX and do you think this is a good way to meet new people?

Of course, it´s the best way to meet new people all around the world.

What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?

The friendly and always helpful they are.

How did INTERNeX International Exchange help you to organize your trip to Canada?

They helped me to find an internship, they gave me some options to choose and they also helped me to find an accommodation.

Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?

Yes, I ´ve already recommended to my friends in Germany, perhaps some of them will join you next year.

Thank you so much to share your experience with us, Jenny.



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

The INTERNeX Volunteer Program!

Do you love animals? Have you ever wanted to help, rescue or rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals? You can do this when you join the INTERNeX Volunteer Program! With the volunteer program you will help orphaned wildlife in Canada, because they need help all year round. With the volunteer program you will help out a local community and immerse yourself into an amazing and historical culture!

Most of the volunteer locations are in the remote parts of Canada, so if you enjoy nature and being outdoors as well, this program is the right fit for you! You will see the most beautiful, breath taking views and places. It is also possible to volunteer in a big city for those who prefer that, such as Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary. In the cities you can volunteer at pet rescue centers, where you will have to take care of cats, dogs and other pets.

The volunteer program is not quite the perfect holiday program, because the volunteering work could be exhausting sometimes. However, helping and rescuing animals is definitely a rewarding experience in your life. The volunteer program is unpaid, but it is definitely worth the international experience you will get back!

Are you outgoing, flexible, hard working, physically fit, good at communicating with others and a Canada fan? Then you would fit perfectly in our volunteer program! Would you like more information about this program? Go to our website:

Make your Canada experience a unique one, go for INTERNeX!


INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149