PuB-Night Review – The Portside Pub

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Last night the INTERNeX crew went to The Portside Pub. Sitting down there conveyed the feeling, that we are about to put the sails and get ready for a good night on the high sea.
Just as all the good sailors we had a beer or two and some really nice food.

Most of us were big fans of the Mac ‘n Cheese, some even referred to them as the best Mac ‘n Cheese in town. Well, I don’t want to give a statement to that yet, but they place pretty high in my personal ranking.
Especially for our newest group members this has been the perfect chance to try out a variety of different beer-offers, as there was anything to be found that you can ever imagine. And of course we went for my current favourite – fireballs! I don’t know what it is about this drink that makes me go after it every week, maybe the flashback to one of my favourite childhood bubble gums or maybe the cinnamon taste that already brings me right into the Christmas-mood. Maybe it’s just because it’s something new and kind of part of the real Canadian experience :). As usually the night didn’t end right in the Pub we started in, we went on to some other places in town. And you might already guess, that the Yale Saloon was one of them for sure.

For next weeks Pub night we are going to escape the Canadian feeling for a bit and take a look at the Moose’s Down Under. As you might realize by reading the name, we are going to take a look at the Australian cuisine. This might be nice to forget that winter is already knocking on our doors and catch some warm Australian vibes.

But before that I’ll see you at the Olympic Experience this Sunday. Don’t forget to buy your ticket in advance. The link is to be found in the same names Facebook event).

Thanks for a great Wednesdays, I had a fantastic time!

Cheers,

–Nadja

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

PuB-Night at the Portside Pub

No New Kids on the Blog this week.
But the good thing is, there will be a PuB-Night. Tonight we’ll meet up at the Portside Pub, which is one of the most well known places in town!  The Portside Pub is all about the maritime lifestyle. Which is clearly one we should take a look at living so close to the ocean right?! I mean, there is truly a reason, that many people always make their way to the oceans, no matter if it’s for a holiday or a once-in-a-lifetime-experience with INTERNeX!
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Once upon a time, there was a man living on the sea, on a ship, having a drink or two and just enjoying life as it came along. Well to be fair, it’s never been just one man…it’s been so many. And all of these stories talk about the fantastic, easy and joyful life men of the sea have.

Now I guess, we might not want a life like this forever, but we why not take one night to escape the life as we know it? And I mean, we don’t just want to get drinks anywhere right? It has to be special in a way!

Therefore Ahoy my friends and see you tonight at the Portside Pub. Make sure to get the directions and times on Facebook and don’t be shy to make use of the “going” button ;-). 
Cheers and see you tonight! 
— Nadja
 
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?

As the second week of November comes to an end, we are facing another long weekend. This means we are getting some more time to explore Vancouver at it’s fullest! 

As we’ve been lucky with the weather so far, we have to use any chance we get to go out and explore, before the rainy and cold days are starting any time soon.  

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And therefore we are gonna go on a nice hike this Saturday.
The Lynn Canyon Park is one of the most beautiful places to be around Vancouver. And the best part: the suspension bridge is for free ;-). We’ll meet up in downtown and make our way up there together. Just to make sure we won’t leave without you, let us know if you’ll be joining (just one click on “going” on Facebook and you are sorted). This might be your last chance to actually go out before winter is finally here.
This is going to be great, so don’t miss out!  

If you are still looking for something to do on Sunday, there will be the Bear Creek Park Light Festival hosted in the same named Park in Surrey. Furthermore there is the Riley Park Farmers Market happening at the Nat Bailey Stadium on Ontario Street this weekend. If you want to do, what the locals do, this might be a good shot. 

And as I mentioned before, Monday is Remembrance Day. This is a very important and big day here in Canada. For this very special occasion you’ll find many ceremonies and parades in every part of Vancouver and beyond.  If you missed, what and why is happening on Remembrance Day, just check two blogposts below. 

With all this great activities, I am sure you’ll have an amazing weekend and a good start in the upcoming week.
And the good thing: Pub-Night Wednesday is never far away! 

I hope to see you on Saturday.
Have a fantastic weekend! 

Over and out, 

— Nadja 

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

New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Big warm welcome to our newest arrival, the charming Nathalie!
Nathalie is 22 years old and from the Netherlands. Since she is the only one arriving this week, she is gonna get all the attention ;-). IMG_5116.jpeg

Nathalie is taking part in the practicum program, working for the Cancer Society in the upcoming 5 months. So she’ll actually stay here for quite a long time. With her 22 years, she already got a very impressive resume. Back home she just finished her masters. Yes, you heard right!

Since the job is the perfect fit to make use of the knowledge she gathered during her studies, she isn’t only here to have fun. Nathalie wants to promote a healthy lifestyle to actually help to make life better.
Feels like we need some more Nathalie’s in this world!

Obviously this is not only about an “useful travel experience”, but also about getting to know the culture, meet new amazing people and just having a good time in Vancouver.
So what could be better, than joining the INTERNeX family?!
This is Nathalie’s first trip outside of Europe, all by herself, so it’s our job now to make her feel home asap.
So don’t miss out to welcome her at tonights PuB-Night at the Cambie Bar & Grill!

See you there,

Cheers,
–Nadja

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

Client Testimonial

Timo, Germany

Well, there I was. Once again on a plane heading to Canada – Sipping my tomato juice, which is ‘plane’ better at high altitude, while gazing through the 17 1/8″ x 20 5/8″ window. Yet Canada looked like a layer of thick, dense clouds. Seriously though, I couldn’t wait to catch a first glimpse of my beautiful new home, British Columbia.

During my one-year stay in Edmonton during grade 11, I was often told to visit Vancouver. When someone would ask me about my thoughts on the city I would respond ‘If Whyte Avenue is Edmonton’s most exciting street, well then Vancouver must be Canada’s Whyte Avenue’.

I couldn’t wait to see this place!

While still in German High School I started planning my best possible way to spending time in Van City. Luckily it didn’t take me too long until I came across INTERNeX. Their help was crucial for me to say the least! Going through the whole visa/internship application process can get really exhausting. It’s great to have some professional back up, unless you like throwing pity parties due to frequent frustration.

And then…Boom!! While having a barbecue with my friends on July 11th, I received Mr. Wells’ email saying I got an internship placement with an NGO. Without trying to exaggerate and in respect of my friends hating to see me leave again – my excitement spilled over and captured everyone’s feelings.

Now, two months after being on that plane to Canada, I can say that living here In Vancouver has been an incredible experience so far. Through my internship I have networked my way around the NGO sector and I had the chance to attend enormously informative panel discussions and workshops. Above all that, it doesn’t even seem like I have arrived at the tip of the iceberg yet. There’s a lot more to come. And hey, didn’t you always want to wake up and ‘SpongeBob-Style’ walk your way to the office thinking ‘I’m ready! I’m ready!’?Well I do that five times a week. And needless to say, I even find time to explore Vancouver’s stunning surroundings.

Look at my picture from when I went zip lining in Whistler! It’s only one shot of a whole library of great experiences, at great places, with great people, and last bot not least – with InternEx. Thanks guys!

Cheers Timo

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

Alexandra and Daniela say hello Vancouver

As you all know, our PR team has been a bit short staffed during the last few weeks. But this is about to change. In the beginning and middle of February, we will welcome Alexandra and Daniela here in Vancouver and this post will give you a bit of introductory information about both girls. Enjoy and give them a warm welcome when they arrive…

 

Alexandra, Netherlands

What’s your name, your age and where are you from?

Alexandra Dresen, 22 years old, Heerlen Netherlands

What are you doing at home at the moment?

I study Leisure management in Breda, but we only had one term this year, so now I work as a waitress.

What are your hobbies and your interests?

I used to play field hockey and golf, I like to go on hiking tours or go skiing in the winter, I love to travel and go out with friends.

Why did you choose to go to Canada?

I choose to go to Canada, because I love nature and mountains, two things which are rare in Holland. I also only heard great things about Canada, especially after my sister went to Canada. She told me right after she came back that I have to go there. So here I come!

How did you find INTERNeX International Exchange?

I found INTERNeX through my university. In my second year of university we had a presentation about INTERNeX and this year I came across INTERNeX again.

Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?

I choose INTERNeX, because I do like the tasks I have to do during my internship, such as keeping you updated with news, organizing events and trips. I also like the fact that INTERNeX is not a big firm in which the employees are just employees.

Is your internship a part of your university program and is it useful for your career goals?

The internship is part of my university program and I personally think that internships help you to decide what and where you would like to work. Also internships give you the opportunity to discover new cultures and their life- and work style.

What do you hope to achieve by doing this internship?

During my internship at INTERNeX I hope to gain more knowledge about communication management, to improve my professional behavior skills and of course to learn more about Canada and their lifestyle. I also hope to gain a better understanding of what I want once I finish my studies.

I can’t wait to meet you all! We will have a great time, see you soon!

 

Daniela, Germany

What’s your name, your age and where are you from?

Daniela Orthofer, 23 years old (I´ll turn 24 in January), Munich Germany

What are you doing at home at the moment?

I study tourism management in the 4th term in Munich.

What are your hobbies and your interests?

I play volleyball in a team, love any kind of sports e.g. swimming, hiking, surfing, like to go out with friends, traveling and see new cultures/countries

Why did you choose to go to Canada?

Canada connects for me both: the nature of one side and on the other side there are also big cities as well. I think the vast extent of this country is also really interesting. I’ve never been to Canada before and the internship is a great opportunity to learn more about the country, the people and the way of life.

How did you find INTERNeX International Exchange?

I have heard about INTERNeX from a friend. She was in Canada two years ago and INTERNeX helped her to find an internship.

Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?

I choose INTERNeX because they have exciting programs such as range stay and I can work in a culturally team. Furthermore I can develop my English skills and I can adopt the theory skills from the university in the real working life. Another reason for me was that the people are really friendly at INTERNeX, so for example the Skype-interviews were worked out well. I’ve I had a question there responded really quickly via mail. That was for me the decisive points to choose INTERNeX for my internship aboard.

Is your internship a part of your university program and is it useful for your career goals?

The internship is a part of my university program and of course it´s useful for my career goals. I think doing an internship helps you to find out which work is exactly the one you want to do the next few years. It´s also a great opportunity to find out in which industry you might work later.

What do you hope to achieve by doing this internship?

I hope that I can improve my customer service skills, also the English skills and I got a lot of working experience from the internship, so I know precisely where my path will go after my university graduation.

 

Cheers Alexandra and Daniela!

 

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

Client Testimonial

Sarah, Germany

Before I came to Vancouver on the beginning of October, everybody told me, it will be very very rainy the whole two months I will stay there. So I started my trip to Vancouver expecting a lot of rain and spending most of the time inside. Actually, I had such a great nice and sunny time in Vancouver until now and my time is almost over. I could enjoy the incredibly amazing nature in Vancouver by hiking, running and walking through the beautiful Parks in Vancouver.

My first hike was the Grouse Grind, up to Grouse Mountain, and I still don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to wear Chucks and Jeans on this day to do the Grouse Grind, that was the most stupid idea I probably ever had! I stood at the starting point and saw a lot of people in sport clothes doing some stretching and preparing for the hike. I felt a little bit afraid because of this situation but I decided to pervade this hike even if I had to do it in Chucks and Jeans. I actually arrived the peak with a good feeling because I had a lot of fun while hiking and the view on the peak was amazing!!

That was one of many exciting and awesome trips I had in Vancouver. But the very best trip was my tour through the Rocky Mountains. Although I spent much time in the bus, I had a great time with funny people. We enjoyed the amazing landscape while sitting in the bus and in the evenings we relaxed in hot tubs and hot springs before we went out for party in pubs and clubs with nice locals there. On the last day, we actually could go to Lake Louise for skiing or snowboarding. There were many people and only one run was open, but we really enjoyed the time in the snow and now I can say, I was snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains. I think that’s pretty cool :P. The whole trip was just awesome!

Of course, I didn’t spend the whole time having such nice trips, I also had to work. Work was very fun though, because I had to dress up for a Halloween event in the Stanley Park and played with really cute little kids dressed up for Halloween as well. Oh I will never forget those adorable little pumpkins, strawberries and ladybugs.

Halloween itself was crazy! It was very hard to find a costume that covered more than only the necessary parts of my body. When I finally found a costume I went to a party at the Blarney Stone with INTERNeX and had a lot of fun there with great live music and funny games. So thanks to INTERNeX I could meet a lot of other students I spent a lot of time with after I met them on the events, which INTERNeX organized.

Although I’ve been staying in Vancouver for only two months, I experienced so many things in this short time and it was an amazing time. The people are very open-minded and that makes it easy for you to find people, with who you can enjoy your time.

For me, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I would recommend going there to everybody.

So I am very sad that I have to leave soon and I will never forget my time in Vancouver.

Cheers Sarah

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