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

 

 

How was your Weekend?

Time is flying by! How is it already Monday again?
I actually used this weekend to explore Vancouver’s nightlife again. On Friday I went to the Cambie, I had a great time even though we didn’t get to play beer-pong this time. Instead we didn’t leave the dancefloor once ;-).

On Saturday Tom hosted a go-away party! We got to spend some precious time together having a few drinks and pizza! Even though this means, the INTERNeX group will loose a precious member very soon. I hope you had a great time with us Tom and you will be visiting again very soon. We will miss you so much! In case you haven’t attended on Saturday, there is probably another chance to say goodbye at Wednesday’s PuB-Night. Thank you very much for a great night Tom and for being such an important member of our group. And yes of course,  he gets to be mentioned in this blogpost, since he is probably the most loyal reader – it is appreciated :-D. IMG_4727.JPG

On Sunday the INTERNeX crew went out to explore a “part of Canadian history”. We went to the Olympic Experience all the way in Richmond.  The Olympic Experience provides many different simulations of different sports. Since we were almost the only guests around, we were really lucky to get he stuffs full attention. Basically we went skiing, ski-jumping, on a bobsleigh, rowing, car racing and many more on the real olympic tracks.
I have to admit, some of the stuff left me behind with a weird feeling in my tummy :-D. I’d be not very successful at the Olympic games, I guess. IMG_4725.JPG
My personal highlight was actually the hockey game we got to see, right where the magic happened in 2010. And this game turned out to be quite intense. Well at least if you are just used to watching soccer, I guess ;-). 

Thanks again for a great weekend guys! 

See you this Wednesday at the Moose’s Down Under!

Cheers,

–Nadja

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

 

Candidate Exposé – David Kabat

My name is David, I’m 21 years old, from Sweden and originally born in Poland. My future study it’s going to become a high school teacher in biology/chemistry.

20170812_153305 - david kabatI decided to go to Canada because I want to learn and improve my English and explore the second biggest country in the world. I found INTERNeX from another organization in Sweden. It was thanks to my school back home as well. I got very good support through the whole process from applying for a working holiday visa to having a place when I arrived in Vancouver and an introduction about the city, transportation, tax.

I chose the work & travel program. It was the best option for me, because back then I just finished high school. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had the possibility to work, get new experience and learn to be more independent. The best part was to meet new friends from almost  all around the world.

Right now I live with a roommate in downtown. I found it thanks to a friend.

My first impression was great. The nature, mountains and my biggest surprise was how open and kind people are here, completely different from back home.

David KabatThe events INTERNeX organized were the best. I attended lots of INTERNeX events. This is the best time for spending time with your friends, making new friends and welcome new people. Of course I had lots of fun during pub nights and trips. I did lots of hikes in places close to Vancouver. I have also been to Tofino, Victoria, Rocky Mountains and Whistler.

Vancouver is a safe city, there is a lot of nature and art in the city. It is a very multi-cultural city I could feel free in. The most memorable thing I did was bungee jumping in Whistler and the Rocky Mountain trip. The first thing I will do when I am going home is meeting friends and family and starting school again from my break.

– David Kabat

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

Reminder: Brewery Tour

It’s almost time to visit the brewery on Granville Island, during this tour you will learn about the Granville Island beer and you get to taste three different beers! If you want to join this tour, which you want, make sure to bring $9.75 tonight to the Pub Night so I can make a reservation for us. On Thursday I will let you know, when and where we will exactly meet.

Here you find more information about the event, and we will meet today at 7.00pm a the Hastings Warehouse for our weekly Pub Night.

Hope to see you tonight and on Saturday for the tour!

INTERNeX Canada: Vancouver Aquarium

How about some relaxing after a hard week of work at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Vancouver Aquarium features a 4D Experience, a meeting with African penguins and a beluga or dolphin show.

The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society, passionate about conserving the aquatic life. Their shows are developed around the animals’ natural behaviors and therefore will no show ever be the same. A day at the Vancouver Aquarium can be best described as a ‘relaxed learning experience’. We will have a great time watching the underwater creatures doing what they are best at, swimming.

When: Saturday 8 February, 11:00am

Where: Vancouver Aquarium 845 Avison Way

See here for more information about the event

Hope to see you all on Saturday!

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

INTERNeX Canada: Hospitality Program

Today, we would like to introduce you the Hospitality Program. Do you want to travel but you don’t have enough money?

The Hospitality Program allows you to travel abroad, improve your English and earn money at the same time. But there are not the only benefits that you can obtain:

– Enjoy the best locations inside one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Our Hospitality Program offers our candidates job opportunities in several different areas in Canada; like the Rockies Mountains, at places like Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise.

We work with many resorts located in the Rocky Mountains

– Get experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. And of course you will improve your English very fast.

– Be more than a tourist: You will live inside the Canadian community, sharing the same way of life and learn the real Canadian culture.  You will work approximately 30 hours in the week. And the rest of the time you can explore and discover Canada!

You can do many things in your free time

– Decide about your future while you improve your skills: it doesn’t matter if you are just taking a break from school or recently graduated.

– Become more independent: work and earn your own money, live and travel by yourself… this is the beginning of your independent life.

But this isn’t all. As you can read in our website:

Upon completion of the Hospitality Program, candidates take with them a level of authenticity and professionalism which can create an array of opportunities down the road. Hospitality produces daily experiences like no other work environment. One can find themselves preparing a banquet for a high end conference in the morning, handling the luggage of a professional sports team by lunch and be greeting members of Royalty later that day.

There’s no telling which direction this exciting field will have you moving on any given day. That’s what separates life in Hospitality from most other repetitive workplaces which offer little or no daily diversity. A day in the life is never stale. With new challenges and situations to conquer each day, an experience in the Hospitality Program shows to be a rewarding one with benefits that can last a lifetime.

For more information contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

 

Cheers,

 

Clara.

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