Fun Fact Friday

Every month, it is our task to brighten you with our knowledge about Vancouver. But, since we’ve done that a few times already, I was thinking that today I could tell you some facts about Canada itself instead. And not just any facts…

1. Gravity

7510359934_4d45336b93_nIn the 1960s, it was discovered that gravity in Hudson Bay and surrounding areas is lower than in the rest of the world. How? Well, it is pretty complicated, so pay close attention. One theory involves convection in the Earth’s mantle. A complex sentence, I know. So let’s break it down. First of all, it is important to know what convection is. Convection means “the transfer of heat through a liquid or gas, caused by molecular motion.” Secondly, the Earth’s mantle consists of magma. Magma is a hot, molten rock that is always moving in order to create convection currents. Convection brings the Earth’s continental plates down, which means the mass in that area gets smaller and therefore, there is a reduction in gravity. Considering this paragraph is basically a brainteaser that contains a lot of complicated science words, I will spare you the second theory.

2. Education

You might not have guessed it, but Canada is the number one most educated country in the world. According to a study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, more than 56 per cent of residents between 25 and 64 years old have a college degree. Back in 2000, this was only 40 per cent. Despite the number not being crazy high, Canada is doing a much better job than most countries. The United States, ironically, ranked sixth place in the list of “the 10 most educated countries in the world” created by the OECD. With Japan being second place with 50.5 per cent, Canada and Japan are the only countries who have surpassed the 50 per cent mark.

3. North Pole in Canada

23427910665_69436eda11_nIt might not be Christmas just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! In fact, Canada has such a great fact related to Christmas, that I just HAVE to tell you all about it. In Canada, you have the opportunity to send a letter to Santa Claus. There is an actual postal address you can send your letter to and as long as you include a return address, Santa will read the letter and send one back to you! Santa and his elves make sure every single letter is personal and exciting. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a kid to participate! You just have to believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas.

 

In case this inspired you to write a letter to Santa too, the address is:
Santa Claus
North Pole
Canada
HOH OHO

Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Sunday when we do our hike!

– Angy

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: INTERNeX Internship program

Tired of studying and more studying? Are you looking for something different and do you want to gain real experience??

Putting your skills into practice and facing real challenges is more important than memorized facts, so don’t miss our internship program.

An internship involves long hours and hard work, but it’s a great opportunity to gain experience in your chosen field; it’s a brief taste of your future real full-time employment. It’s also a perfect moment to make new friends and to make contacts within the industry.

7188154797_1152258a77_mAnd why to choose an international internship?

Being abroad is an amazing opportunity to broaden your horizons, to improve your language skills in a foreign language and to self-develop. During your time off you can explore the local culture,  travel and experience new things.

Summarizing, it’ll be an experience that it’s not just about a professional career, if not to grow up as a person and to develop yourself in both ways of your life: profesional and personal.

So don´t miss out this is the perfect occasion which gives you so many benefits: to improve your English, your resume, your real knowledge and of course to live the experience of your life!

Contact us to know more about our programs.

Best,

Mercedes

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: Fun Facts / News

In Houston this year, like in Vancouver last year, INTERNeX will be present at the NAFSA Conference.  Our president, Timothy Wells, will be there to share our company experiences and perspectives on the future. Be sure to find him to exchange strategies and gain knowledge. At this NAFSA 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO everybody gets the opportunity to meet each other in their particular field and exchanges knowledge, skills, and ideas that they might need in their organization. So move forward and engage effectively with your colleagues from around the world.

Click on here for more information about the conference.

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 NAFSA Reception (Class of 2011) – Thank you all for coming!

Yesterday the International Networking Event from INTERNeX took place at the Blarney Stone in Vancouver, Canada. It started at 8 pm and we stayed until late. Some of the guests were there earlier to watch the Vancouver Canucks vs Boston playing in first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Because of the game there was already a great atmosphere before the event even started.

We had volunteers greeting our guests at the entrance and if you preregistered, you got a badge with your own name and personal QR-code. After that you were ready to go to our Photobooth, here we took photos for the INTERNeX Class of 2011 Yearbook, which will be online soon!

We had an Irish band, a great DJ, a host and showmaster to entertain everybody the whole evening. We also organized a Schoolbus to bring people from several place to our event. After all we had a great evening and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you all for coming!

Photos will be published soon at the INTERNeX Flickr Page.

Regards,

The INTERNeX Team

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

Our Schoolbus-Schedule for the INTERNeX NAFSA Reception – Class of 2011

The INTERNeX Networking Reception will already take place this Wednesday, the 1st of June! INTERNeX is organizing a reception that is incomparable to any other receptions during the NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo, taking place in Vancouver, Canada. Therefore, the INTERNeX Team arranged transportation to our Networking Reception from serveral places. Because the theme will be North-American Prom ‘Class of 2011’ we organized a schoolbus!

Claudia Rutten will be there to pick you up and make sure you will have a fun ride to our Networking Reception. Here you find the schedule of the schoolbus.

If you have any questions about the event or the schoolbus, don’t hesitate to contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

Schoolbus Schedule:

Time

Where

Address

Destination

7.30 pm

Canadian Reception

Fairmont Hotel
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

INTERNeX Networking Reception
Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall Street, Gastown

8.30 pm

Canada Convention Centre,
Canada Place

Waterfront Road, Under the Confention Centre, where the offcial shuttle busses depart.

INTERNeX Networking Reception
Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall Street, Gastown

10.30 pm

Plaza of the Nations

750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC

INTERNeX Networking Reception
Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall Street, Gastown

We hope to see you at the INTERNeX Class of 2011 Networking Reception, starting at 8 p.m. on June 1st, 2011. The registration will close today, so make sure you will get your personal QR-code.

Regards,

The INTERNeX Team

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 Class of 2011 – Must See Vancouver

The Annual NAFSA Conference is almost starting! Maybe you just arrived in Vancouver or you’re on your way but do you already know how to explore the city? We made a list of the Must See’s in Vancouver!

Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain is located only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver and truly is the marriage of wildlife and civilization. In case you take the courage and go up there what I definitely would suggest, you have to experience “the eye” – the jaw dropping 360 degree view from the world’s first wind turbine with a viewing platform on the top, which is accessible by an elevator. So do not forget your camera!

The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanly Park
In total you can experience more than 70.000 captivating creatures in Vancouver’s unparalleled Aquarium.
Enjoy dolphin and beluga whale shows in the huge outside aquariums and immerge yourself into the indoor world of Vancouver Aquarium. The Vancouver Aquarium is daily open from 9.30 am until 5 pm in the evening.

Stanley Park Horse–Drawn Tours
Have you ever been to Stanley Park and wanted to experience the park in a rather fast and comfortable way?
Stanley Park Horse – Drawn Tours are the excellent opportunity to do so. During the tour you will sit in one of these old-fashioned horse–drawn vehicles and experiences the beauty of whole Stanley Park, the number 1 attraction in Vancouver!

The Capilano Suspension bridge
This bridge is 70 meter above and 140 meter across the Capilano river in north Vancouver.Various other exciting things can be experienced around the Capilano river. 7 other suspension bridges will give you the opportunity to experience one of the oldest forests around the Vancouver region. More information can be found under capbridge.com
Harbor cruise & events
Do you want to experience Vancouver from the water? Harbor Cruises is the perfect company for that. They are the leading boat, sightseeing company in Vancouver. The company provides unparalleled views of Vancouver and offers a unique way to experience the city.

The Vancouver Lookout!
Enjoy the spectacular 360 degree view of  the most beautiful city in the world.
Go up in one of the two glass elevators and get ready for the lookout platform 130 meter high above the sea level. The view is incredible! Admission for adults is $15.

Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery presents ever-changing world-class exhibitions, from historic masters to today’s most internationally acclaimed contemporary artists. The building also hosts collections of paintings from the beloved British Columbia artist Emily Carr.

Hell’s Gate Airtram
Vancouver’s last  “Must See Spot” is an attraction for all outdoor fans which like to immerge in the nature around Vancouver and who want to experience the freedom Canada has to offer. I am talking about the Hell’s Gate Airtram in the scenic Fraser Canyon. The Fraser Canyon is located in the heart of British Columbia and is accessible through a scenic route through the B.C. Mountains and 7 huge mountain tunnels.
Already the drive to the Canyon itself is a great adventure. Several different landscapes and a vivid wildlife can be found and experienced on your way to Hell’s Gate Airtram. Once you arrived at the top rim of the Canyon, at the observation deck, you will have an amazing view all over the Canyon and the masses of water that are floating down the Canyon!

But most of all, don’t forget to visit the incredible INTERNeX Networking Reception the 1st of June in the Blarney Stone!

If you want more information about these Must See’s, don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your questions!

Regards,

The INTERNeX Team

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

Behind the scenes of our NAFSA Reception – INTERNeX Class of 2011

The INTERNeX Networking Reception in Vancouver comes closer and closer. This incredible reception will already take place next Wednesday, June 1st!
The whole INTERNeX team, but especially their 4 interns have been working very hard to organize one of the best receptions for a long time. Therefore you should not miss it!
To get to know the INTERNeX interns better and to also recognize them at the INTERNeX Networking Reception, they and their field of work regarding NAFSA and the INTERNeX networking reception will be presented.

Elvera will be the host on the event night. She is also in charge of the coordination during the event.

Franziska was designing the promotional material, flyers and tickets for the INTERNeX reception. She will be the photographer for the online yearbook, next Wednesday.

Claudia is and will be our Public Relations coordinator at the NAFSA conference as well as the evening of June 1st.

George was in charge of the whole sponsorship process. Thanks again to all companies which are sponsoring the INTERNeX Networking reception 2011. Without these companies, this great evening could not be taking place.
George will be the show master and game host on June first. Do not forget that you will have the chance to win great prizes that night worth more than 2000 dollars.

In case you are not registered yet for the marvelous INTERNeX Networking Reception – INTERNeX Class of 2011, visit our INTERNeX event page and register now!

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