INTERNeX Canada: About INTERNeX

Are you looking for big city life? Probably Vancouver and Toronto will fit with what you want!

Or do you prefer to live in a ranch in the middle of the nature? Come to Canada with our Ranchstay program and live in a different way!

Are you a student who wants to gain some real and practical experience in an international company? You will have the opportunity to do your internship in a Canadian company where you will be able to apply all your knowledge. Or if you prefer you can do your internship in the great New Zealand, as well!

Or are you just thinking to have a year off travel abroad and work in the meanwhile in the hospitality? We definitely can help you and you will be working in the Hospitality while you´ll live your international experience!

Do you love animals and you would be happy to help them? Our Volunteer Program is made especially for you! Feel great helping injured animals to get over.

Or maybe you are a Canadian citizen who wants to travel to the old Europe? Check our Aupair program out! You can become a nanny in Italy, Germany or New Zealand!!

Don´t matter what your dream is, with INTERNeX you are one step closer!

Check our programs out to know a little more! And don´t doubt to contact us to have more information!

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

About INTERNeX: Destination New Zealand

New Zealand has a lot to offer, and with INTERNEX’s Internship, Hospitality and Au Pair program available there, you have the chance to experience everything for yourself. This beautiful country has everything from, gorgeous mountains, stunning lakes, breathtaking views, amazing beaches and awesome glaciers.  Are you a person that likes buzzing cities, shopping, spa treatments, interesting cultures, and museums? Or are you the kind of person that likes extreme sports such as Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, Water rafting, Mountain biking and much more? This is the place to be!

New Zealand is split up to into two main islands, the North Island and the South Island. 76% of New Zealand’s population lives on the North Island which makes it a great place to make new friends and socialize. If you want some peace and quiet with the country’s nature then the South Island is where you need to be. Then relax after a long day in one of New Zealand’s many hot springs, bubbling mud pools or sulfur baths.

Make some memories with some great people and come to New Zealand!

Cheers,

Your PR Team

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

About INTERNeX – Au Pair Program

Everyone has an area that interests them and for some that area revolves around children. The INTERNeX Au Pair program provides many unique opportunities for those who get involved. There are so many things that an international experience will provide you with. There are three destinations that you can travel to with the au pair program. These destinations are Germany, Italy, and New Zealand. All of these destinations are exciting places that will give you a way to broaden your horizons.

The program is for people who are in between 18 and 30. You will be able to take care of children while simultaneously exploring the country. This can be a great way to diversify your worldly experiences while deciding where you want to go in life, or it could be that it is a way for you to travel the world. Regardless, the interactions that you have with your host family and the children you care for will be unforgetable. You will be able to learn things about new cultures, gobalize your knowledge, and just have fun travelling to a new destination.

For more information check out the INTERNeX World website.

Cheers,

Katie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Do you know how you get Dutch people to be mad at you? I succeeded.

I made this terrible mistake this week and got punished for it :-), not only with this extra blog post from my boss, but also with disapproving looks and comments from the (quite big!) Dutch INTERNeX community. I openly declared someone being from Holland. That is wrong. The Dutch are from The Netherlands! I now remember that every time Germany and The Netherlands/Holland engaged in their usual soccer rivalries I was wondering why this country seems to have two names. I learned now that Holland is just a region in The Netherlands. So it’s The Netherlands. Never will make this mistake again.

Thinking about this faux pas of mine, similar issues from my own and other countries came to my mind. The world likes to think of Germans as leather pants-wearing and beer-drinking Bavarians. Just to make it clear: Germany is not Bavaria and people usually don’t dress like that (the beer thing might be true, though).

Another thing I learned recently: you better don’t assume that somebody is from Australia just because they speak Aussie English. Apparently, New Zealanders in hostels all over Canada constantly have to listen to people who label them Australians. By the time they cross Canada, they might get slightly mad at anybody who calls them that!

And of course, Canadians are not American! I lived with this very committed and proud Quebecois-Canadian lady once. The first thing she told me was that Canadians are different from their southern neighbors. Even more important, people from the French-speaking province of Quebec are not like the rest of Canada. So, should you ever encounter a person from this eastern province, remember: Quebecers are kind of ok with being Canadian, they are not in the least American, and they are certainly not French, they just speak it! 

Cultural lessons like this are exactly the reason why I love being abroad and meeting so many different people. Staying in my familiar comforts at home I probably wouldn’t have learned that Holland is not the same as The Netherlands or that you never never ever should refer to Quebecers as French.

Have you ever experienced something similar? Do you have more examples? Please let me know!

Xenia

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: About INTERNeX

As most of you already know, INTERNeX has an Au Pair Program with Germany as our only destination, however there is some exciting news!  The Au Pair Program has now expanded its horizons, and we are pleased to now offer New Zealand as an Au Pair Destination!!

There is no better opportunity to live, work and relax on a beach simultaneously than in New Zealand as an Au Pair.  Our Au Pair Program will provide you with free room and board at a welcoming Kiwi home in exchange for nanny and childminding services.   You will also get a bi-weekly stipend and the benefit of having your own private, furnished room and an invaluable learning and cultural experience.

If you are interested in becoming an Au Pair or simply would like more detailed information about the INTERNeX Au Pair program, please visit our website! If you love looking after children and long for adventure, then come check out our New Zealand Au Pair Program where beaches, sunshine, adventure and rewarding experiences await.

Cheers,
Kristina

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

The new INTERNeX Website (internexworld.com)

We were working on the new website, which you can find under the domain internexworld.com, for some time now. As many of you know INTERNeX started in Canada. The first office was here in Vancouver, later INTERNeX had opened an office in Toronto as well and later one in New Zealand. The first INTERNeX website I personally was involved with was created in the beginning of 2007. INTERNeX changed from a website build with HTML and created by many different people, to a CMS (content management system).

In December 2008 I created the next version of the INTERNeX website, trying to implement some features which were useful for our candidates, our partners and of course ourselves. When I was building the site I realized how difficult it is to actually explain what we do without using to many word and therefore the 2008 version had still lots of information and many content.

In the beginning of 2009 we started with our social network activities and were building our PR department. When I started working on the new version of the INTERNeX Canada website I wanted to integrated all the information we provide to our candidates via our Blog, Twitter and Flickr on one website. This version had an event calendar, updates from our Twitter account and of course also our Blog was connected to it. But unfortunately the content about our programs and services were still a lot and we also didn’t really organized our FAQ’s very well.

In the meantime INTERNeX New Zealand was still presented by the version we created in 2008 and we start thinking how we can come up with a better concept. The internexworld.com website was in our opinion the solution, but it would take some time to actually build that site. With two location, offering the same services, but having different regulation we had to rethink how we want to present INTERNeX in the WorldWideWeb. It took some time to rewrite the content and to come up with an easier navigation and concept for the site, but I think we finally created a site which is nice, clean, organized and still looks good. Therefore I am very happy to present to you the internexworld.com website and would love to see some comments on our Blog, how do you like the site.

Over the years many people were working on the website and I would like to say a special thank you to:

  • Maarten, Christian, Liza and Mike who interned at INTERNeX in 2009 and helped a lot to improve our online presents
  • Lauren, Laura, Nathalie, Manouk and Mette who did an internship in 2010 and started rewriting our content as well as worked with me on the first version of the internexworld.com website
  • Franziska, Maads, Will and Claudio who did an internship in 2011 and helped with the design work as well as rewriting some of our content and entering the FAQ’s into the system
  • I also would like to thank our team in New Zealand, especially Paul, Robin and Lotte for amazing pictures and the content we received to finish the New Zealand part of the site.
  • I also would like to mention Hannes, who is still working on the website and writing some new content and entering missing articles into the system as well as Petra, who is doing a great design job. Both started their internship in January 2012.
  • Last but not least I would like to thank everyone in the INTERNeX team for rewriting content, prove reading, design adjustments and making sure everything is in order.

In case I did forgot someone my apologies, but so many people helped to make the site happened that I honestly lost track 🙂

Please be so kind and visit our website at internexworld.com and leave a comment below.

Thank you

New Template for the INTERNeX Blog

Hello dear INTERNeX community,
As you can see we changed the layout of our Blog a bit. I think that the new layout looks much nicer and cleaner as the layout we used before. It is in my opinion easier to read the Blog post and as well to see who actually wrote the post. You can also find quicker additional information via the links in the taps that you can find on the top of our Blog. And we are working of course on that part now, to get the news you are looking for.
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