New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Half the week is already over and once again it’s finally the day of Pub-Night.
And Wednesday, also means you get to meet the new INTERNeXer, that joined us at the beginning of this week. 
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And this week you might have to take some notes, as we got 5(!!!) new people joining. 
Therefore lets not loose anymore time and let’s talk about our Newbies! As a group, I would like to refer to them as “the Islanders” (I’ll explain that later on).

The bright smiling sunshine on the right hand side, is called Anton. Anton is 19 years old and from Germany. He actually made a very brave step moving from a small village to our beautiful Vancouver, intending to find out if he is made for the city life. And yes, some of you be like “Vancouver isn’t even that big”. But as a person moving here from a small village myself, I absolutely get it. And I think it is quite a decision to make. So welcome from one ‘villager’ to another. I hope you will have a wonderful time here and you will hopefully fall in love with the city, as fast as we did.

Moving on to Maria. With her sweet 18 years, she is the youngest one out of the Islanders. Luckily, tonight, your age won’t stop you from meeting the INTERNeXer, as the Two Parrots welcome minors as well. Maria was looking for an english speaking country to improve her language skills. Because of a family recommendation she decided to come to Vancouver and from here, this lady is ready to go on some adventures, like traveling to Seattle and doing Bungee Jumping (soo cool!).  

Next one in line is Lina. She has been dreaming of this for such a long time. But because of university and life always getting in her way, she wasn’t able to do it earlier than now. But hey, I am actually very glad it worked out this exact way. Otherwise we might have never met you, so let’s call it faith. Plus she got to finish her masters in psychology, which is (just after meeting us) also a pretty good turnout :P. She also mentioned, that she is here to meet new people and is open to new experiences – well Lina, it seems like you are a perfect fit to our group then :).
 
The young men on her left hand side is Felix and yes you might have guessed it – he is also from Germany. And I get the feeling, that we can learn a lot from this one, as he proved to have a very creative mindset! The reason why Felix is here, is everything but one of the regular stories you get to hear.
As we all have had a job interview before, we know the struggle that comes with it.  Technically it’s all about presenting your best possible self and Felix here, is clearly a master in that! As he got asked why is only applying for the job in 2020 and not 2019, he clearly couldn’t admit that he might have missed the time slot for it. So mentioning a planned gap-year seemed like the perfect excuse instead. And once it was said, he was being a men of his word, got in a plane and now joined the INTERNeX gang for a practicum! Felix is very interested in sports and can’t wait to see the Super Bowl. I promise you, you will meet our enthusiasts tonight, that will be very happy to watch it with you! 
Last but not least is Theresa. Guess where she is from? … Ha, got ya – she is from Austria. Anyways Theresa here also just graduated and is now gaining some practical experiences here in beautiful British Columbia. Theresa didn’t really feel like working yet, so she said goodbye to her previous job and to Austria, packed her bag and made her way across the ocean to have an incredible time here. And fun fact, I think she has the coolest voice ever! I am sorry, for pointing that out like this, but I love it!

Anyways as we where sitting together getting to know each other, it turned out all of these guys have Vancouver Island on their bucket list. As this is a classic, please pass on helpful tipps and tricks as you have already been there or simply sign up to the adventure-bus of the ‘islanders’ to see Vancouver Island together with them.
However now that the snow is gone, there won’t be anything getting in the way to get together at tonights Pub-Night at the Two Parrots.
To the Newbies: don’t be shy, everybody is already very excited to meet you! 
Have a wonderful day/night. 
See you soon, 
Cheers, 
— Nadja xx
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

Hello Monday!

Hello Monday, Hello INTERNeXer!
I am sorry, for being so awfully quiet these past days. Due to a personal reason, I had to step back for a few days.
However I am back on track now, so lets see what happened these past days. There was a lot going on, so here is a quick overview of the breaking news:

(While reading the following part, please imagine a deep, male voice, reading it to you in a overly dramatic way and a typical breaking news music in the back).

 

>>INTERNeX became very famous among the Chinese community in Vancouver; Vancouver didn’t know how to stop – we wanted snow, we got snow and catastrophically panicking INTERNeXer, what is going on?!  Read more to get all the juicy details 😉 
Starting off, with the new cultural extension we’ve currently reached in social media. Yes, as you might have seen. The weekly INTERNeX events reached an outstanding new level. 460 people responded to this weekends event of the Chinese News Years Celebration together with the INTERNeX gang! Apparently putting myself in the mouth of a Chinese dragon, is the secret to successful marketing on Social Media ;). So if you are planning on going this weekend, you better be there early. The McDonalds entrance of the International Mall might be incredibly packed :P.
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Moving on to the incredible amount of snow, surprising Vancouver last week. If you got the chance to actually leave your house last Wednesday, you can count yourself to the lucky ones – or not, depending on your perspective. Walking through downtown, kinda brought up memories of the first episodes of The Walking Dead. No, there weren’t any zombies involved, no blood or any of that nasty stuff, it was more like we’ve already moved past that stage. Vancouvers Downtown was quieter and more peaceful than I have ever seen it before. Basically no cars, no busses and no people were on the streets and everything was covered in beautiful, calming white. And there was no end in sight! I absolutely loved it, but easy to say for someone who doesn’t depend on public transport right?!
I hope you got to enjoy the beautiful white as much as I did. And I am absolutely sure you did, as most of you got a “snow-day” anyways.
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And of course, this post is also meant to calm down all the panicking INTERNeXer among you! I know I have been triggering your nerves extremely.
I have been challenging you and I have been testing your patience to the last bit! But now I finally got very good news for you people.
As I wasn’t in the office these past days I wasn’t able to put the information online concerning the upcoming Pub-Night. My deepest apologies for that, I know you have been waiting for this ever since the last Pub-Night was over and especially because some of you weren’t even able to join because of the snow!
Anyways, Pub-Night is not cancelled nor did I forget about it (how could I, it’s always been my priority :P).
This weeks Pub-Night will be at ‘The Two Parrots’ on Granville Street. We’ll meet there at 7pm. And the best part is, that all minors are more than welcome to join as well. So please don’t forget to bring your ID’s.
Have a wonderful week.
See you soon!
Cheers,
— Nadja xx
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

How was your weekend?

Once again, the weekend was just flying by and we are back to our daily routine. And personally, I am looking back at a crazy weekend.
I’ve got a very special visitor from Germany here at the moment, so we spent the weekend with all the stuff you “need to see” around here. And for once, I actually get to be a tourist here in Vancouver one more time. IMG_5701.JPG
On Saturday our lovely Sophie invited us to a very special occasion, she finally turned 19! Therefore once again, Happy Birthday from the whole INTERNeX family!
On Saturday, the INTERNeX crew went to play Lasertag. One of the events I have been waiting for, for a while now. 
And to be frank, I only had one mission: Beating the Swedish self named “Lastertag-king”, just you know … because :D.
Anyways we got to play in an huge area over 3 floors and with new and overwhelming equipment. In three different games, we got to prove our fighting skills, by not only shooting with laser, but with using different special features as well. Turned out, no shield could have saved me. And if there would be any important Lasertag-war ever, you should probably not let me fight in it. Except if you are trying to loose, or challenge yourself :D. So you might figure, that I failed my very personal challenge to beat Bertil. 508c336f-fa65-4c9b-ac5e-0f16373806fa.JPGAnd not only that, I think I came last in pretty much every game. And yes I was very disappointed about myself, please be kind and don’t rub it in my face, even if I do deserve it .. at least a bit!
However, we had a fantastic time and I wouldn’t have thought that this would be sooo exhausting. I actually had to change my clothes afterwards, as all of this hiding, hunting and running around was worth a weeks work-out :D. On the way home, we took a nice  long sightseeing trip in the bus towards the opposite side of downtown. Now you might wonder, why would she do that? Well, I do have two explanations… either the bus driver randomly went the wrong direction or someone (maybe me) decided to take the wrong bus… I think the answer is obvious .. it was option 1 :P.
Thank you guys so much for joining, it was great seeing you all again.
Anyways, I am currently taking my time to recover from this active and adventurous weekend and hopefully see you all on Wednesday at Steamworks, 7pm. Till then, go out and enjoy the beautiful snow <3. 
See you soon 
Cheers, 
— Nadja xx 
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

Year Review – Part 4

If you are reading this – congratulation you made it to the end :D! Joking, of course.
As wintertime comes closer, everyone is getting quieter and humans and nature tend to calm down a bit – well not us, that’s for sure. Indeed, the past months have been very exciting, especially the Wednesdays have been everything but “calming”. But let’s start at the very beginning. EscapeRoom1.jpg
Once again, the INTERNeX crew went to an Escape Room Game this time with a different team and different challenges, but with the same success? Well, all I can say is, that there are a few faces on that group picture I never got to meet… alright, I am just trying to be funny here okay, don’t be too hard on me 😉 (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/what-to-do-on-the-weekend-170/).
After a fantastic thanksgiving dinner and a fun time together at the office, a new face joined the group. Thanksgiving1.jpgAnd I am very glad to be part of this amazing group, thank you guys, ever since I arrived here I had a fantastic time (https://internexcanada.
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).

MY very first event to attend was the Haunted House, well I thought this was super exciting and I had a fantastic time. Turns out that I am a lot jumpier than I wanted to admit (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/how-was-your-weekend-113/).
And because it was that time of the year the upcoming weekend just happened to stay in the same theme, a little less scary this time.Halloween3.jpg The INTERNeX Halloween Party took part at the Blarney Stone. Great costumes, music and of course some drinks made it a fantastic night once again (https://internexcanada.
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).

The next trip happened to be very closed to the city and still it felt like taking a break from the busy life in downtown. Granville2.jpgWe took the ferry to Granville Island and had some amazing food and some deep talk over a beautiful sunset watching Vancouver’s Skyline (https://internexcanada.
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).
As the weather was surprisingly nice, we decided to go on a little hike once more before the cold and rainy winter days would finally hit us. And as Lynn Canyon Park combines so many highlights and natural beauties, this has been a very good choice. LynnCanyon1.jpg
Some of us (just one wild Swedish) decided to climb some rocks to conquer the wild and raging river. Well to be fair, this is a bit exaggerated, but it got quite challenging and everybody was happy to have him on the safe side of the river again … dry. Still you are a brave man, I am not going to take this from you :-D! (https://internexcanada.
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As the Christmas season had just began, we decided to go on a little – very European adventure. We went on the German Christmas Market here in Vancouver. And it was beautiful.ChristmasMarket1.jpg But since the Glühwein just happened to be $9 each, we had to come up with a different plan eventually. Yes $9! And no, you did not get a whole bottle for it, just a single cup!  Long story short, we went to the Yale Saloon and changed from mulled wine back to our weekly classics (that sounds a lot worse than it actually is … I promise :D). It turned out to be a wild and interesting night after all (https://internexcanada.
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).
As the December started, we got to do a “Canadian Classic”, as I like to call it. We got to see the hockey game of Canucks vs. Oilers. Independently from the final result, it has been a good game … as far as me as layperson could judge (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/how-was-your-weekend-118/).
And then we got to welcome another addition to the PR-Team. Therefore, thank you to our one and only Australian ;-). You did a great job and we miss you incredibly! (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/newest-addition-to-the-pr-team-2/). Sabrina.png
The following weekend we went ice-skating, for the sake of the winter feeling. And we actually discovered big talents within the group. Guess what it wasn’t me… proof is to be found in our Instagram highlights (internexcanada) :D. Jenny and Sophie actually delivered quite a show and took their time to teach us some of the basics, like moving forward for example …. (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/12/09/how-was-your-weekend-119/).  IceSkating2.jpgAnd because snow isn’t really a thing in Australia (surprising I know, but I desperately needed an opening line here) we actually we actually someone’s dream come true to see snow again. Equipped with skies and snowboards we spent a beautiful time up on Grouse Mountain (https://internexcanada.
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).

Some of us (another Swedish guy), were unstoppable and actually went skiing and snowboarding (even tho time wasn’t split equally 😀 >> sorry for those Inside jokes, but I had to mention this). Skiing1.jpg
Finally, our Christmas Party was the perfect way of ending this incredible year. Thank you so much for being part of it.
I hope you enjoyed our little journey through time. You are also more than welcome to check out our Instagram page, where you will find all the pictures of this journey summarized in our highlight (internexcanada).

Anyways, I cannot wait to start 2020 together with you.

See you very soon!

–Nadja xx

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

Year Review – Part 2

Welcome back.
I hope you had a fantatstic Christmas and so much food, that you aren’t able to walk anymore. Since you can’t move anyways, I guess there is enough time to read the Year Review Part 2!
Our journey reaches spring, so please just picture the warming sunlight on your skin (in case you haven’t forgotten about it already ;)).

April started off with a very lovely event here at the INTERNeX office. And it was so nice, having everyone around in such a familiar atmosphere. We had a Game Night, getting all the dust off all these games stored in our cupboards. As you would have guesses, not everyone is having the same understandings of how certain rules of games work. So it ended up in many discussions and laughter’s. As you might know it from game nights with friends or family – it either brings you closer together or tears you apart forever. GameNight.jpgOkay maybe, I am slightly exaggerating with this one – but you know what I mean. Anyways, this was the perfect shot to get to know each other in a different way, than in any other possible occasion, at least we know now who the bad winners and loosers are 😉 (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/how-wasyour-weekend-94/).

Inspired from all these games in the past week, he INTERNeXer decided to go and play a slightly bigger game in the week after. And before you might get a wrong impression – Yes, I am talking about anEscapeRoom.jpg Escape Room Game. As everyone got the chance to into a different character and solve problems for everyone’s sake, once again, the group grew together as a real team. And especially activities as such, point how good a group of people needs to function together, so that they’ll find their way out!

And finally we got to welcome a new member to the PR-Team. megan-03.jpgMegan from Germany joined the group and did an awesome job providing a great time for everyone (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/newest-member-of-the-internex-team/).

Right away she and a lot of candidates got the great opportunity to take part in one of our best trips throughout the year, the one highlight everyone seems to talk about forever – The trip to the Rockies!

No other trip is to be compared to this one. Rockies3.jpgI don’t know if it’s about the amazing views you get to share, or the joined campfires including the delicious smores or just the overwhelming spirit of the Rocky Mountains, but the group always comes back different, much closer than they were before (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/the-rockies-review-part-1/).

The group of INTERNeXer at this point seemed to be a very active bunch of people anyways. The upcoming weekend events and their participation showed, how much energy our INTERNeX family has. LighhousePark1.jpgThe hike in Lighthouse Park was another highlight, just giving the candidates a great inside about the beauty of the country we all decided on living in (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/what-to-do-on-the-weekend-159/).

And since there was a lot of energy left, the INTERNeXer went to the Trampoline Park on the following weekend. And whoever has got energy left after this, just didn’t do it right. And there was truly something to do for everyone, since this is one of the biggest Trampoline Parks around (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/what-to-do-on-the-weekend-160/)!

And the following weekend also involved sports, but for a change you didn’t have to participate yourself. We got the great opportunity to watch the White Caps against the Portland Timbers. Especially the European soccer hearts started to beat a lot faster by thinking of this event! Even though we all know what soccer is all about, this was something absolutely different! Soccer2.jpgNot only the whole vibe in the arena, but the entertainment and cheering happening during and in between the game was an experience of a lifetime (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/how-was-your-weekend-98/).

Motivated by the energy of the game, we got out getting active once again. During a bike tour through the famous Stanley Park, everybody got to see beautiful sides of the city of our choice, Vancouver. The beauty of all the pictures taken is one StanleyPark1.jpgthing, but  Megan even managed to use the right words to describe this wonderful experience (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/how-was-your-weekend-99/). After all – definitely a must do when visiting Vancouver.

And since Canada is just offering so much, the INTERNeXer just had to go out there again and explore nature. This time a very special trip to Joffre Lakes, including the Shannon Falls, was happening. I feel like I could never sum up the experiences that were made and views everyone got to catch, while visiting this stunning place.JoffreeLake1.jpg So just make sure to give the post a look, since there are also pictures included so you will get the chance to see it yourself (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/27/how-was-your-weekend-100/).

Another must see in Vancouver is definitely the hike up Grouse Mountain. And so it just happened to be another highlight of this year. Pictures may say more, than the words could, so just take a look at what Vancouver actually has to offer (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/03/how-was-your-weekend-101/)!

After that we didn’t only welcome one new Pr-Coordinator and not two either but three!

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(https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/who-i-am-barbara-the-new-pr-coordinator/),

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karina Karina.jpg(https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/one-of-the-three-new-members-of-internex/) completed the PR-Team for the next few weeks. And as these three were an amazing team, we got amazing stuff to see and to do. Big thanks to you girls!

 

 

 

 

 

The last weekend of June was perfect to start a trip to Whistler for the INTERNeXer to join. Whistler4.jpgWhistler has just given the perfect chance to escape the big city life for a while. The INTERNeX crew got to do zip-lining, some biking, a beautiful gondola ride and obviously some nice pub crawls in the evening. What a great chance to get to know Canada a bit better (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/how-was-your-weekend-103/).

In the upcoming days, we’ll be moving on to July, August and September. I hope to see you. If you want to see more pictures and a lovely video summarizing all of this. Check out our Instagram profile (internexcanada)!
Till than,

Cheers,

— Nadja xx

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

 

 

PuB Night Review

Wow, wow, wow. You guys are crazy! But I love it! It was my very first PuB Night and I was definatly not expecting the turn up we had. I was lovely meeting so many new faces and it makes me love Vancouver so much more knowing I get to spend my Wednesday nights with you!

IMG_5234.jpegThis PuB-Night started off to be a bit more classy than the usual PuB-Nights are. We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory, which is a restaurant and not a PuB, but you know … sometimes we do crazy stuff and break the rules ;-D!

Spread across two full tables we enjoyed a 3 course meal; entree, main and dessert along with some sneaky cocktails to wash it all down. The service was brilliant and were always asking if we needed more drinks (which is always necessary for PuB Night XD) The drinks were surprisingly cheap as we had Long Island ice tea on special and yummy banana mamas for only $6.

There was many discussion around the table about how late we were going to party till tonight as last Wednesday was quite late.

IMG_5252.jpgTime didn’t seem an issue as the night went on and we moved to The Cambie . It’s difficult to go home when the group vibes are too good. Beer Pong is always a great way to bring the group together and have a tournament. We were clearly having too much fun as other people around the bar wanted a turn and soon became friends with strangers. It was the last game, the finale and it was INTERNeX V.s Australians, sadly, they won but they gave the winning money to INTERNeX who turned the money into …… you guessed it, FIREBALL SHOTS. We thank those random Australians for their good sports.

The Cambie wasn’t the last stop, as the night went on we moved the party to Roxy where we shared more drinks and danced the night away. Overall it was a great first PuB Night and we thank those who came along to join the fun.

It was my first PuB Night and I couldn’t have summed it up any better. I love spending time with my INTERNeX group and you all made me feel so welcomed! I will be looking forward to many more crazy nights with you!

– Sabrina x

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

What to do on the Weekend?

 

Oh sweet Friday – so glad you are honouring us with your presence.
And let me tell you guys, we have a wonderful weekend ahead of us. 
It almost seems too good to be true, but no rain predicted for the entire weekend, so go out and catch as much sun as possible.
There will truly be something for each and everyone of us to be found to keep us busy. 
hockey game.jpgStarting off with one of my personal highlights coming up on this very weekend. Sunday we are gonna watch the hockey game Canucks vs. Oilers! So to the lucky fellows, that managed to seal the deal on tickets with us – we’ll meet for pre-drinks and from there we’ll go to the Rogers Arena and surely see a fantastic game! I honestly cannot wait. Hope you are sharing my excitement, otherwise I’ll be overloading you with it on the day itself.  
But obviously the weekend not only includes the Sunday, but more days to go crazy. 
For the very sweet ones of us, I am very happy to announce a very spectacular event starting today. Candytown is opening it’s doors again! The heritage district of  Yaletown will be turned into a winter wonderland. Lights and Candy as far as you can see. This delicious event starts on Saturday, November 30 from 12pm to 7pm.
Another thing North America is very much known for are the fascinating Santa Claus Parades. Two of them will take place in Vancouver this very weekend.
Sunday, December 1, you will be able catch a look at the Santas right here in Downtown, starting at 12pm. At 5pm the second parade starts at the Cloverdale Town Centre in Surrey.  
If you are looking for a bit more romance, you might want to go to Stanley park, since Bright Nights just started a week ago.
During the entire holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and the Stanley Park Train Plaza will sparkle with three million twinkling light.
Doesn’t that just sound too cheesy (in a very good way) to be true?!
Christmas and romantic cheesiness just belong together, so consider it by making plans! 😉 
 
So far so good, 
I hope you are having a fantastic weekend! 
 
Cheers, 
— Nadja x

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com