Client testimonial

Hi there!

My name is Whitney, I am 23 years of age and I am French from Martinique. I decided to come to Canada because I heard a lot of great things about it and my partner was already doing his internship in Vancouver, so I took a plunge and decided to go too. I was studying in the United States (Ohio; as an international student from Rouen) so I thought it could be nice to discover Canada!

I found out about INTERNeX through a French agency that had a partnership with it.

I was participating in a co-op program but it wasn’t what I first wanted. Since the waiting list was too long for the visa I needed, Tim at INTERNeX offered me to apply for a co-op instead. It worked out, so I got the chance to do my internship at EC Vancouver, a private school that offers English classes to foreign students. It was awesome to work there.

At EC, I had to use a lot of my skills, which is exactly what I wanted. I used all the languages I speak; I also had to do teamwork and communicate a lot. I am not really a people person but in that context I must admit that I was, and I genuinely enjoyed it. It really made me more confident and I am going to make sure I use this new skill wisely in the future.

So, since I was working in a school, the tasks depended on the day of the week. At EC Vancouver we greeted new students every Monday. That same day we have to copy their passports and medical insurances, give them a walking tour, and then return their documents along with a schedule and their student IDs.

The weekly tasks changed a lot but I had some recurrent things to do: help students with their inquiries, print and promote activities through in-class announcements, librarian tasks, take pictures on graduation days (Fridays), enter data in our software (personal information, grades, attendance, warnings, etc.).

Both my experiences in Vancouver and at EC Vancouver have been awesome. I was honestly a little nervous because I am a bit shy and naturally anxious but everything turned out fine. My team was the bomb; fun and very dynamic. My supervisor was the best I could have had. I feel very lucky. They are all very unique and I miss them a lot.

As for Vancouver, this is the only thing I want to say: Thank God it’s not going anywhere because I’m coming back to work after my Masters’ degree! The landscapes, the people, the lifestyle. All this is just amazing. I visited a lot of places (museums, Stanley Park, Victoria, restaurants etc.), I went bicycling and spent time with my coworkers in bars. It is the best thing that happened to me so far. Just go for it, you won’t regret it!

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: Expose of the week ft Martina

Our expose of the week is Martina a German girl from Hohentengen who came here to do an internship during 2 months.

Why did you go to Canada?

Canada with its impressing nature and the amazing cities like Vancouver offers me the best combination to enjoy my time abroad. For sure, I wanted to improve my English and I also want to get to know other cultures and lifestyles that’s why this multicultural country was my choice.

What kind of internship are you doing?

I am working in a young company that offers group and adventure holidays to people between 18 and 35.

Is your internship useful?

Yes it is, I can get my first practical experience after graduating college and I improve my knowledge of business English while working with Canadian colleagues and talking to customers at the phone.

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

I am responsible for the social media like YouTube and related marketing numbers, but I also assist my colleague in the customer service with doing payments, talking to customers and try to find the best trip for them.

What was the best thing about your internship?

The atmosphere in the office is amazing. I am working together with 3 guys in their mid-twenties and they were all easygoing.

What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?

There are so many things I like, I can’t even list them. But I love the combination of nature and city; Also it´s important that the people are very friendly and open minded.  

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

I have been traveling around BC before, so I didn’t attend to so many trips with INTERNeX. But I am looking forward to the upcoming events!

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

Yes, I attended a few times. It is always fun to meet the others and talk about the last days and upcoming events as well as making new friends with people from all over the world.

 

What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?

The best thing was that everything was so fast and reliable. If there were some questions or problems I just had to call the office and they always tried their best to help me.

How did you find a place to stay?

The first month I used to live in the INTERNeX Staffhouse with 14 other people from Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. That was one of the best things I could have done!

When they closed down the Staffhouse, I found a nice place downtown via Craigslist.

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

They assisted me with setting up the job interviews and also with getting a bed in the Staffhouse.

Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?

I would definitely recommend INTERNeX to others. It is always good to know, that there is somebody who can help you in hard times. And I am more than happy with the internship they offered.

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

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

INTERNeX HiGHLiGHTs

Are you ready to party!! Send in your favorite music and created the best playlist for  your party. Or maybe send your photo in and make change to win a trip to Whistler. Then do it today because we on have a little but less then 2 weeks left to prepare for this amazing event. Check out the other highlight of this week below like how to earn a free lunch…

Feel like a real DJ

Casual friday 

About INTERNeX

Summer party is only made possible by:

Earn a free meal this week in SmartSaver vancouver

Expose of the week with  Esther

Rocky Mountains 3-6 August

You can´t ask for more! Join us today!

Cheers,

PR 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 HiGHLiGHTs

So much was happening last week here is an overview of the Highlights. Summer party is coming closer and closer and we are all getting excited to party. Do not forget to send in your picture and win the trip to whistler. Secondly we have the amazing Rocky Mountain Trip coming up don’t forget to sign up before it’s to late.

The Summer Party is only made possible by the following companies, check them out for more information.

West Trek – Gold

International House  – Gold

Teccrab – Bronze

Zipcar – Silver

Big Bus – bronze

Check out the Photo contest and win weekend Whistler

 

Rockies Mountains is coming this august don’t forget to sign up and check the video Rocky Mountains Internex Explorer

Have a nice weekend.

Cheers,

PR 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 HiGHLiGHTs

Are you already up-to-date with all the blogs post this week? Here we have for you the most important HiGHLiGHTs of the week. Check out the Grouse Mountain Hike this week and do not forget to sign up for our upcoming event >> PAINTBALL <<. We also had an unique PuB Night, do you wanna know why? You can read that and more on the blog this week.

Grouse Mountain hike

– How was your weekend?  Hiking up the Grouse Mountain.

INTERNeX Explorer about Grouse Grind Hiking up the mountains

Events:

– Paintball – June 19, 12pm

Click here to SIGN UP  and  click for here more information. 

– Canada Day Beach Party – July 1st, 11am

Click here to SIGN UP  and click for here more information. 


Expose with Rick and Janus

Culture Shock – Tim Horton’s

Casual Friday – Nationial Aboriginal day

PuB NiGHT:

PuB NiGHT Announcement to the Cactus Club & PuB NiGHT Review

Do you want to know what we experienced last week? Check the INTERNeX HiGHLiGHTS 

Cheers,

PR 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 HiGHLiGHTs

We have a new video for you with all the HiGHLiGHTs of the week. This week we talk about the PuB NiGHT, our goodbye to Rick and Janus, the amazing weekend coming up to Whistler and much more. Watch and keep in touch.

 

Cheers,

PR 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 HiGHLiGHT

INTERNeX proudly presents: the new video blog INTERNeX HiGHLiGHTS! Check out the best of the best from our and your week! This Saturday: a review of our most exciting events! We had a great week and did a lot of action. There was the full speed go-kart race, the supernatural movie night, the INTERNeX Zip Trip; we enjoyed the pub night with you guys and got insight in Janina’s life in Vancouver.

  We couldn’t resist to make an INTERNeX HiGHLiGHT out of it!

Cheers,

PR 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