It’s over, but I hope we can stay Friends!

IMG_4508.JPGIt’s really not about you, this is all about me. And no, there is no other Country or group of international travellers I am leaving you for. Sometimes even good things must come to an end.
No, jokes aside for a moment.

A beautiful time in my life is coming to an end. A time full of new impressions and experiences, full of
laughters and late nights. 
I remember it as if it was yesterday, how I was bursting out in excitement to finally come to Canada. At the beginning everything is always so exciting, that the days just fly by. IMG_5013.JPGEverything was new and different, simply interesting and I tried to take in as much as I could. Without me noticing it, those interesting and new impressions turned into a routine. And I can proudly say, that this is the most exciting thing out of all of them. Because of the most amazing job (we all know it ;’D) and the most amazing friendships I gained, Vancouver became my home.
I need to thank each and everyone of you for being as 00f9bb16-0a62-4d21-bb8d-81ac745542f6.JPGgreat and unique as you are. As I mentioned it before, we are a crazy and absolutely mixed up group of individuals. Who knows, if we would have been friends, if we would have met in any other way. But most important is, that we are friends now.
Therefore a massive thank you! You made this job and my life here in Vancouver so so much fun. And I wish you all the best for 93b40c58-b749-4808-bd5a-b37c6e30bd2e.JPGeverything that is laying ahead.

4f3f7559-5bc5-4444-bc09-9fc947a8f26f.JPGAlso a huge thank you to the INTERNeX team, thank you Tim, Felicitas, Mina and Simon for supporting me and giving me this fantastic opportunity to grow! I appreciate everything so much and I honestly don’t know how to thank you enough. 

However, I am trying to keep this as brief and juicy as possible.
Let’s not make this a goodbye, let’s make it a “see you”. Anything else would simply be too hard.
Stay as wonderful as you are and never stop travelling! 
And please promise me one thing: This is over now, but please (!) let’s stay friends! 

A1488CFB-1F64-47F7-B4C9-BA97CC3DF34C.JPGLove you all so much and I’ll miss you so so so much!!!
Thank you!
Over and Out!
— Nadja xx

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

The Year has come to an End!

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I know it’s a bit late for this, but better now than never:
Thank you for such a great Christmas Party everyone. I’ll have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of people showing up, but somehow, we still managed.  Extra big thank you to the ones, that brought homemade food to share with everyone, this has truly been my personal highlight. Also thank you for bringing such creative and cool gifts for the Secret Santa, I hope everyone got to take something nice home in the end. (You should have seen me decorating those Gingerbread men I got, it was as if I’d be the happiest kid in the world.)
Besides that, we had some pretty good Beer-pong games going on.
After a while we moved on to the Cambie, as a nice last joined Pub-visit for this year. Also, this was the night of many farewells. To those leaving this beautiful country in the upcoming days or maybe left already: It was a pleasure meeting you guys and you will be missed! I hope you are having a wonderful reunion with your family and friends and that you think back to the time here in Canada with a smile on your lips <3.
Thank you for this crazy, overwhelming, funny, adventurous 2019 you all. Looking back there was so much going on and every single one of you made it as special as it was.  And because of that (and because you just can’t live without new blogposts right :D?!), we got something great for you in the upcoming days. From tomorrow onwards we are going to have a little flashback through the last year. So be ready and take a minute or two to reminisce with us!
Don’t miss it.

But most important, INTERNeX obviously wishes you a very happy holiday and a fantastic start into the new year.

Love

– Nadja xx

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

How was your weekend?

It’s Monday and I’m really feeling the Monday morning blues right now. It was an amazing weekend, but also very sad. I had to say goodbye to three great people, who I really hope to see again soon! But let me tell you about my weekend with all the ups and downs:

I started my weekend on Friday after work with a fun time at the Yale Saloon. We enjoyed the line dancing lessons given by a real cowboy. It was loads of fun, even though I got really confused and had trouble following the steps. After the lessons we stayed a little longer and just danced along the good mood country music. At around 11pm it was time to go home, because the next day was going to be a long one!

42339565150_bcb3d2ac76_nOn Saturday, we met at 11am at Vancouver City Centre Station and made our way to White Rock. After a troublesome start of the journey (those of you who were there: you know what I am talking about – those of you who weren’t: just imagine a stupid-me messing it up), we managed to arrive at the cute little town of White Rock. First, we went down the pier and looked at the fish and starfish in the ocean. We then went down the beach a little bit, to look at the famous white rock. Well, I am really sorry to tell you this, but it is just a giant rock, painted white … But still, interesting to look at. 😉
As it was already early afternoon, we got hungry. So, we went to this nice restaurant on the promenade and enjoyed some delicious lunch. We were not tired of this town yet, so we spend a few more hours on the beach where we talked and played some games.
Once we were back in Vancouver we got ready for the night: It was time to pay another visit to The Bourbon. It was a goodbye party for three of our INTERNeX group. It is quite sad, but why drown in your sorrow, if you can have a last fun night together?20180819_004244

On Sunday I slept in quite late. I mean, it’s Sunday, right? You’re allowed to have at least one lazy day per week. So, after a really relaxed day I met the PR-team and two candidates at MeeT, to have a final dinner with Angy and Kerstin. They’re both flying home today. I’m gonna miss you, girls. 😦 It was a great time with you!

I really hope your weekend was good as well. See you guys on Wednesday for our PuB NiGHT at the Beaver Bar!

– Elisabeth

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

See you later alligator, after a while crocodile!

It seems this will be doubling as my ‘Goodbye’ post as well as the Pub Night Review for yesterday.

My time here in Vancouver with INTERNeX has been an indescribable experience for me.
When I arrived to begin my practicum as a PR Coordinator I received the orientation just like everyone else but of course there was a more. Because from then on it would be my job to take care of all the planning and organization of the INTERNeX events. I was preeeetty overwhelmed by everything. However, I was quite lucky! Natasja was there as well and she was already a pro when I met her. So, over the first few weeks I tried watching her in order to do just as an amazing job as she did. I had also set some goals for myself. I wanted to overcome my extreme shyness in the beginning. Hopefully not many of you remember this but in my first weeks I was super awkward and felt like a chicken with its head cut off.
Fortunately, I was able to complete my goal and take charge. From then on I can definitely say that I’ve had some of the best times of my life. I’m extremely thankful to Natasja and of course Tim, Simon and the rest of INTERNeX for being there to help me grow. It wasn’t only the people here at the office though. Without you guys, the INTERNeXers my stay in Vancouver would only have been half as awesome. I’m seriously not sure how it would have been if you hadn’t been there to accompany me on every trip and event.

Sadly, this blogpost cannot do the way I feel about my experience with everyone in Canada justice. I just hope I’ll be able to convey a fraction of it. For this practicum it’s really true that you get back just as much as you put in and much much more.

Which brings me to my last week in Vancouver. Originally I was planning on having a normal last Pub Night with everyone. However, it seemed like none of you would let me have that. Instead everyone threw a surprise party for my farewell. And I had no idea! It was a total success!
Tim and Steve tricked me into going to the HR Footprints office where everybody was waiting to ambush me. I was completely speechless and all I could repeatedly say is: “I didn’t expect this!”
Thank you all so much for doing this. It will certainly become one of my most treasured memories.

After recovering from the surprise attack and consuming all the cake, snacks and drinks that were prepared we headed over to the Morrissey which is where the Pub Night was supposed to be. Arriving there even more people were waiting.

We had an incredible time together and I’m really going to miss all of you!
But hopefully not for long 😉

 

It would be awesome to see you guys around some time.

Cheers!

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator

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PuB NiGHT Review – Trivia Night @ Moose’s Down Under

Our team Die Gummibärenbande tried its best to answer last night’s trivia questions but some of them were really difficult. Looks like we all need to study up some more!

It was still lots of fun guessing at random questions and playing the mini games in between.
After the trivia event ended some of us got into talking about television shows we used to watch when we were children. We had shows like the Teletubbies, Power Rangers and also series specific to our own countries come up. That was quite a nostalgic ride back into our childhoods!

Soon after Moose’s Down Under was beginning to close up so we decided to move on to the next place, especially because since it was Laura’s, one of our INTERNeXers, last night in Canada. We went to her favorite pub the Blarney Stone! Here we had a couple more farewell drinks while everyone wrote goodbye notes on a flag to remember us by.
Eventually, we had to reluctantly call it a night and parted ways with promises of a reunion someday.
You always meet twice, right?

 

Cheers

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How was your weekend?

There was quite a lot going on these past few days.
First, we had to say goodbye to one of our most awesome PR Coordinators Natasja. We met up at Waterfront Station and accompanied her to the airport. There we had some breakfast and then it was already time to send her off! There were lots of hugs and couple of tears. Eventually, we managed to let her go back to the Netherlands though. But we will definitely meet again!

Sunday many of us went hiking up Black Mountain. It was an event planned and organized by Chris one of our INTERNeXers.
It was pretty exhausting! And I’m sure some didn’t quite expect what hiking really means in Canada since it was their first time trying it after arriving in Vancouver. Regarding the weather it was extremely cloudy at first but luckily the sun came out when we reached the summit and were rewarded by an incredible view at Eagle Bluffs.

It was a long weekend! So, naturally we also had to do something on Labor Day. We would have been bored otherwise. In that case, what better place to go than the Extreme Air Park in Richmond?
We signed up for 2 hours of jumping fun. However, we quickly realized this is super exhausting as well!
Either way we constantly alternated between recklessly jumping into the Foam Pit while trying to do cool flips, doing dunks in the Zero Gravity Basketball area and playing 3-D Dodgeball. We had an insane amount of fun!

What did everyone else do on the weekend?

 

Cheers

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator
work + live + learn

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Goodbye Everyone, Auf Wiedersehen!

To be honest: today is not the day to write this blog post. Sometimes you have to say “goodbye”. But today?! I’m not ready to do it at all.

The last 7 weeks have flown by faster than I ever expected. And now, today is my very last day here in Vancouver. First I want to say thank you to Mina and Tim. They gave me the chance to do this amazing internship at INTERNeX. I’ve been treated like a normal employee, allowed to take initiative and to be responsible for several tasks. I’m very proud to be a part of the INTERNeX family! Thanks to Annika and Simon as well. All of you were really supportive and all of you made my stay more comfortable and especially more funny!

But I have to say thank you to many other people as well. Because I was a part of the PR-Team at INTERNeX, I met so many great people during our events. I’m very lucky that I met guys like you. I get friedns from all over the world. Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany and so on…Thanks to all of you. YOU’RE AMAZING!

I really enjoyed my stay in Vancouver. I will miss Canada. I will miss Vancouver. And I will miss ALL OF YOU!

Stay in touch with me!

See you soon and take care,
Tobias

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com