See ya, bye!

It’s time to say goodbye. This makes me always sad therefore I prefer to say “See ya again” one day.
I’ve had an amazing time here in Vancouver and all of you’ve had a hand in it.
Thanks to all of you for making my time in Canada just incredible.
The time went by way too fast and I’m so sad that I have to leave already. On my first weekend(three months ago) I went to the Rockies and was impressed by the stunning nature of Canada. Since that moment I’ve started to love this country.
During my stay in Vancouver I’ve seen so many beautiful places like Vancouver Island, the Rockies, Whistler, Portland and Seattle.
One of my favourite trips was the hike to the Garibaldi Lake and the Panorama Ridge (33 km) in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. I was nearly dead after this hike but I’ve never seen something which is so breathtaking and gorgeous like this!!
I’ve never enjoyed my life as much as I did here.
You can’t beat this city – it’s possible to experience the big city life and the stunning beauty of nature at the same place.
A BIG THANK YOU to Mina and Tim for offering me the opportunity to do my practicum at INTERNeX. I’ve learned so much for my studies in Germany and especially for my life.
Another thank you goes to Henrik for introducing me in my new tasks at the PR-Department and supporting me all the time.
Last but not least – thank you to Lisa and Simon for the great and fun time in this office.

I’m going to miss Vancouver, Canada and ALL OF YOU way too much. For sure I’m going to come back some day.

Take care,

Sophie

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: PuB NiGHT Announcement

Are you ready for another legendary PuB NiGHT with INTERNeX ? Yes? Keep reading then.

This Wednesday pub night (tomorrow night), we will be gathering at The Pint, in Gastown. We are  really looking forward to go there because we LOVE IT !!. Is one of the most popular places in Vancouver! Join us because is going to be an amazing evening!

The special offer for tomorrow  is  30 Cent 40-Way Wings, and there is always an affordable beer to enjoy !

You can also enjoy a varied menu, with starters, burgers and more tasty food !

  • When: Wednesday 28th @ 7:00 pm
  • Where: The Pint. 455 Abbott St. (MAP)

Hope to see you tomorrow guys to enjoy the last days of August.

Please don’t forget to bring 2 pieces of ID and remember : Just for people over 19).

P.S. Remember guys, we have a SUMMER ENDING PARTY at the JERICHO BEACH. If you wanna buy the tickets ($10) you can buy them at the PuB NiGHT (send as a message first) or you can come to our office !!  Is gonna be an amazing party at the beach, with burgers and beers.

Best,

Mercedes

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: Fun Facts!

Summer of love, summer of love !! It was always said that summer is the season of love, and it´s true guys: Love is in the air.

Summer, the season when the happiness is a must, a need and a tireless search as it was a treasure. An imperative when our hearts beat faster while our hormones go trough the roof like a cheerful carnival. A season where you can go for a romantic walk beneath the moon or simply enjoy the frenetic nights in the dance floor. Everything is possible !!

Here we have some examples in Vancouver, maybe not conventional examples, but very original ! Let´s see…

Jarred Greff and Nina Schmidt

The first example  is a couple who got married during the “I love transit week” , on the bus Number 3.

It may seem that is crazy , but the reason why they got married there is because  they met each other in this bus.

None of the wedding guests (more and less 30)  had to pay the transit fare.

The bus picked up the guests at one location and then drove up to a church to pick up the bride. Interesting, isn´t it ? Congratulations to both on tying the knot !

The second example, is not a wedding, but a proposal !

Can you imagine that you are running one of the most famous marathons in Vancouver with around 10,000 runners participating, and after crossing the finish line your boyfriend proposes to marry in the middle of the crowd ??

Well, I guess I wouldn´t imagine something like this before, but it happened during the SeaWheeze lululemon Half-Marathon a few weeks ago.

I am sure that for him the most important about the marathon was not to finish it, if not the answer of his girlfriend: YES !!

What do you think guys? Is pretty interesting..Now that I told you this, take care because love is everywhere !!

Best,

Mercedes

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: Casual Friday “Happy Mother’s Day”

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood all around the globe. Though is celebrated on different dates depending on the country, it’s for sure and special date for all of us!

Happy-Mother-Day-2012

In Canada, is one of the most popular festivals after Christmas and Valentine’s Day and is celebrated in the second Sunday of May (like most of the several countries around the world which celebrate this festivity). So this year, it’ll be celebrated the 12th of May!

In Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Lithuania, Hungary and Rumania for example, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May, instead of the second one.

Although we don’t celebrate it exactly the same day (in many other countries is celebrated in an entirely different time of the year), the spirit is the same: we pay tribute to our mothers and thank them for their amazing constant support, unconditional love and their devotion.

Normally, cards and flowers are the most common gifts, but I think we should be creative and show our “personal” character on them.

For example, what about a small trip? Or a therapeutic massage? Sounds great eh? Of course it does, and I know our mothers will appreciate that!

Sometimes, I know mothers just want them us to be happy and just  a few words are more than enough. The most important issue is to demonstrate our love and support, like they do every time with us!

For all the world’s mothers: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY !!

Best,

Mercedes

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 Canada: Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Today is Valentine’s Day! But this doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money trying to make this day special for your sweetheart. There are many ways you can save money and have a great time with your date!

cheaper Valentine’s Day cards, gift bags, gift wrappings

A great way to save some money today is getting a Valentine’s day card at the dollar store…if you don’t mind the card coming from a dollar store, that is. Dollar stores nowadays carry almost everything you need  -from kitchenware, camping gear to decorations for all occasions. They also have really romantic cards for an occasion like today! So why not save a couple of dollars, and buy a card from a dollar store instead of pricier places like Carlton or Hallmark? Cards are cards…it is what you write it in that makes it special 🙂

Ice Skating at Robson Square!

Just spent all of your money on a fancy dinner and don’t know what to do after? Bring your date to the Robson Square ice rink for a night of  free ice skating (if you bring your skates!). If you want things to get more exciting and you want to show off your skating skills to your date, check out Valentine’s Day Ice Dance Competition, which is also free and open to anyone. Skate rentals are available for $4 per person. Ice skating is super romantic and perfect activity for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, spread the love! ❤

Cheers,

Flora

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 Canada: Casual Friday!

Did you know it’s Valentine’s Day next week Thursday February 14th? Uh oh. If you have that special someone in your life and you haven’t thought of what to do or get them, you are in big trouble! Just kidding 😉  If you are having trouble figuring out what to do for your special date, this might give you some ideas! We asked some people from INTERNeX (girls AND guys), on what they thought to be the PERFECT Valentine’s Day date in Vancouver, and here is what they had to say!

The “IDEAL” Valentine’s Day date from the guys perspective:

Guy #1: “I’d start the date by a nice stroll along the Seawall, then dine her at a restaurant (preferably not too expensive). Then I’d ask her to come back to my place”

Guy #2: “My ideal version of a Valentine’s Day date would be to first take a walk somewhere beautiful and scenic. Then we’d have a small picnic. If the weather gets chilly, I’d take off my jacket for her (a man of chivalry, perhaps?). Then I’d walk her home…”

Guy #3: “I’d take her to Granville Island, it’s really nice there and take a walk and maybe check out the market. After, we’d take a water taxi back to Vancouver. Then we’d go back to my place and I’d cook her dinner”

The “IDEAL” Valentine’s Day date from the girls perspective:

Girl #1: “I’d like to take a walk along the beach, followed by a romantic candlelit dinner. After dinner, we’d go to watch a movie. But after that, I’d like to go home and sleep”

Girl #2: “I’d start the day by being treated to a really nice breakfast at home. And by that I mean, the breakfast table has to be all decorated, with coffee, orange juice, pancakes, and everything!  We then will take a walk through a park if it’s nice weather and rent a boat. After, we’d have a really nice dinner at a restaurant. Then I’d end the day by watching a movie of MY choice”

Interesting…very interesting. What will you do on Valentine’s Day for that special someone? Or rather, what would YOU like to do?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Cheers,

Flora

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 Canada: Casual Friday Good purposes for the New Year

New Year, new life… that’s what people say!  This time of the year is the perfect time to plan some changes, to think about what you want to do next, to make some good purposes for the future…What are yours?

1) Almost everyone wants to become healthier, do more sport, and eat better…  Of course! We all want to look hot but the problem is that work out and veggies are not that “fun” as fast food and TV

2) Save money. We all want to have a lot of money in our accounts…but it’s so difficult to say no   to a beautiful dress, to some drinks with friends…oh expensive good life!

3) Traveling… I can do that! Yes for sure! I prefer this one that the previous one!

4) Be a better person, help the other… There is nothing bad is this purpose!

5) Quit smoking, or stop drinking coffee or any kind of vice! Similar to number 1, easy to say difficult to do… but at least try!

6) Get a job or a better job…Mm for sure! We need to keep optimist and try, fail, try, fail, try and get!

7) Be in love! Probably the most difficult one! It’s a risk, but if you don’t try you don’t win!

Ok now it’s time to write down your personal purposes! Sometimes is not easy to get them but the only way to change your life and improve yourself is having dreams and goals, so even it’s just a classic, I will keep doing my own personal purposes for New Year!

Enjoy your day,

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