INTERNeX Canada: It’s not an adios, it’s just an hasta luego

I can’t believe my days at the office are gone and this is actually my last blog post. I still remember the first time I arrived here. It was a mix of feelings. I was at the same time nervous and excited but in the other hand I was kind of insecure with all tasks that I’ll have to do during my internship here…

Better or worse, I managed to do everything and enjoying doing it. These weeks gave me the opportunity to grow up in a professional way and have a good start in my future career. If I have to sum up my experience at the office  it will be something like  “When you think you can’t do something, just do it” That’s the best way to learn, putting yourself in new situations where you’ ll have to work hard to achieve what you want.

I am kind of excited to go home and remember how was and is everything there. It’s not the first time that I live alone abroad, but definitely these seven months have changed me completely.

Everybody that really knows me, knows how I would describe my ideal city… green, with beach and lakes, where you can walk everywhere but still have independence of living the way you like. So what was my surprise when I arrived here and this city offers me everything that I was always looking for. If you add another passion of mine which is meeting people of different cultures, this whole experience was just a dream.

I am not going to say goodbye. Because a part of me has gone with those who already left and another part I hope will remain with those who will stay. I got the extraordinary chance of knowing exceptional people with whom right now the only thing that separate us is just the distance. That kind of real friends with whom it’s not necessary to speak with everyday, but no matter when you’ll see them again that everything will be exactly like it was before.

So the only think I can say is thank you, thank you for all the good moments, inside and outside the office, thank you for the lesson and the life lessons, for the parties, for all the crazy things that I had the chance to do here, as wake boarding or snow tubing or awesome trips as The Rockies or Whistler.

By the way, this is not a goodbye post  I’ ll be one month away, but my time in Vancouver hasn’t finished yet, so even I won’t be at the office anymore, I hope to see all of you around soon!

A chapter has finished, but another one is just going to start..

It was my pleasure,

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

Olympic Update

So during the Olympics you can expect to find daily updates on the medal situation concerning all countries not just Canada. Our blog, our facebook page, even twitter will keep you guys in the loop in case you don’t have time to watch all the events. So far Canada is in fourth place, tied with Norway, at a total of 5 medals. We have 2 gold medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze…so not bad at all! But i know we can do even better then this, just you wait and see lol. Yesterday we managed to get yet another gold medal and Maelle Ricker just blew it out the park with her fantastic finish in the ladies snowboard cross. She was well ahead of the rest of her competitors so it was an amazing win for us. Way to go Canada! And another one of our latest medals was won by Mike Robertson, who if you ask me totally looks like a younger Hugh Grant haha sorry got a little side tracked there. Anyways everyone was placing bets saying that he would for sure win gold. He managed to lead the majority of the big final, but sadly landed short on one of the rollers, which allowed the reigning Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott of the US to pass him. Wescott ended up crossing the finish line just inched ahead of Robertson. But second place is certainly nothing to cry over…Congrats Robertson!