So no one told you life was gonna be this way

Like all good things, my time at INTERNeX has come to an end. What an amazing six months this has been! Although it is time for me to say goodbye now, I would like to tell you about my time here in this beautiful country before I do so.

I arrived in Vancouver on the 28th of February. A little bit overwhelmed by all these new impressions, I walked into the office the next day to have a look at the place I was going to be working at the next couple of months. The main topic at the office that day: the trip to Salt Spring Island that was taking place on the weekend. Yes, that’s right. Two days after my arrival, I dove straight into the world of INTERNeX by going on a trip! Staying in a big house in the middle of nowhere, hiking, cider tasting… yeah, not a bad start. Since I only just arrived, I still had to get used to the different time zone, the new surroundings and of course, being in a new country with new people. But you guys made me feel right at home. Because of you, I knew right away that my time in Canada would be an adventure I would never forget.

portland2.jpgOver the past six months, I have seen many beautiful places, done lots of fun activities and I have met amazing people from all over the world. One trip I really loved was the one to Portland, Oregon. Going to the US has been a dream of mine for years and being able to explore Portland, a city I really wanted to go to, for an entire weekend was definitely a highlight. I also loved our day trip to Seattle, it might have been short, but I enjoyed seeing the first Starbucks, the famous Gum Wall and watching the skyline from the Columbia Center observation deck.

rockies1.jpgObviously, when talking about my favorite trips, I have to include our trips to the Rockies. How many people, well, non-Canadians, can say they have seen the Rockies during the winter as well as the summer?! From walking on Emerald Lake whilst wearing 10 layers of clothes and slowly sinking into the snow, to canoeing on the lake and being able to see its beautiful, clear blue water. From not seeing any wildlife due to the time of year, to spotting a deer, two elk and a beautiful black bear. Crazy! Seeing a bear was high on my bucket list, so I am glad I could tick it off.

28708528597_2ef377d88c_zBesides our monthly trips, I truly enjoyed getting to know all of you a little better at our weekly PuB NiGHTs. (Music) Bingo, beer pong, karaoke, ‘who am I?’, we did it all. I will definitely miss all of your stories about life in your country, your work, family and your thoughts about Vancouver. Not only did I have lots of fun with you at PuB NiGHTs, I loved experiencing the weekly events we organised for you as well. Hiking in the Lynn Canyon Park, playing laser tag, watching movies at the outdoor cinema, being a Dutchie for a day (even though I am one every day)… I could go on and on. Not to forget, kayaking on Bowen Island with some of you on my birthday and spending Friday nights at the country bar The Yale Saloon to go line-dancing are definitely some of my favorite memories!

Not only did I have an amazing time outside of the INTERNeX office, I had a great time at the office itself as well. I was at the office all day five days a week, planning and organising amazing events and trips for you all, and I feel very lucky to have spent these days with such kind-hearted and supportive people. I have learned a lot from my time as a Public Relations coordinator and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Before I say my final goodbye, I would like to thank everyone I have met during my stay in Vancouver. It was an adventure of a lifetime! I am grateful for all the friends I’ve made along the way and I cannot wait to reunite with you somewhere else in the world!

That was easy!

– Angy

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

The New Guy

New Intern here at INTERNeX! My name is Amiel and although I’ve already been here for a few weeks, I finally get to begin.the new guy

Now, let me tell you a bit about myself and what I’ll be doing. I’m a 24 year old university student from Germany, in my senior year, working on my Bachelor in International Business Administration.
I might not look like it but I really am German…and American. So, a little bit of both and believe it or not, this isn’t that rare where I’m from.

Alright, let’s get back on track.
I came to Canada with the INTERNeX Practicum program and over the next 4 months I’ll be working as a PR Coordinator together with Natasja. Organizing activities for you like the weekly PuB NiGHTs, events&trips and also keeping you updated on all things concerning INTERNeX. Check out the Blog and Facebook regularly for news on fun stuff to do in and around Vancouver.

I’m really looking forward to an awesome experience here in Canada.
See you at the next Pub Night!

 

Cheers

Amiel

New INTERNeX face.

Steamclock Natasja VancouverThat’s right, a new INTERNeX face. My name is Natasja and I am a 23 year old student from the Netherlands. I will be the new PR coordinator for INTERNeX as part of my Bachelor study program, which is International Leisure Management. I am in the fourth and final year of this study program and another part of it is a graduation project – writing a thesis.

This thesis will be about the INTERNeX’ Ranchstay program. I will be researching the actual candidate experience and how the candidates actually like the program. So, if you are participating in the Ranchstay program now, or if you will be participating in the program later you might receive a message from me!

Besides writing my thesis I will be part of the PR department. I will organize INTERNeX trips in and outside Vancouver, I will organize pub nights and I will be the one you can contact when you encounter difficulties.

For now, I hope we will have a blast of a time together in Canada and I cannot wait to see you all on our trip to the Rocky mountains!

Cheers,

Natasja

INTERNeX Canada: New Practicum Student

Introducing to you our new practicum student at INTERNeX in Vancouver, Ole!!

 

Hey guys,

my name is Ole and I’m a new intern at INTERNeX in Vancouver and part of the PR-team for the next four weeks.  I’m 21 years old, from a small city in Northern Germany which is called Nordenham.  The last years I did my apprenticeship as an office manager, but now I decided to study tourism.

This is my first time in Canada, but I already got a lot of impressive and exciting impressions of Canada because I already arrived one month ago. I really love this country and their people, especially Vancouver. I have never seen a big city like Vancouver which is so close to this amazing nature.

 

At INTERNeX I am working in the PR Department, so I will be planning the upcoming events like the weekly pub nights or other trips. I will also keep you updated on every social media platforms of INTERNeX about upcoming events and further helpful information like the  ‘Smart Saver’.

I am looking forward to meet all of you at one of the upcoming events and having fun together.

Cheers, Ole

 

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: Annika says “Hello there”

Hello there

 My name is Annika Wäsche and I started work here at INTERNeX right after Labor Day; which is a fitting metaphor , I guess. For the next few months I am going to be part of the PR team and already feel very welcome by my colleagues. After all they immediately noticed, accepted and supported my urgent need for coffee.

For the last year, I participated in the master’s program ‘North American Studies’ in Bonn, which is located in the Rhineland and part of my beloved Germany. So being an intern in one of the supposedly most beautiful cities in North America is exactly spot on for me.

Growing up at the Baltic Sea coast, then going abroad to the U.S. after school for some time, and going back to the middle of Germany to study… I am used to get around a bit and that is why I am looking so much forward to my stay here in Vancouver. Another part of the world to discover, new interesting people to meet and more experiences to last for a lifetime.

One of my hobbies is sports and having been in the U.S. for a while, I have to say that I love American football. I am sure that I will be heading to one or the other sports bar as soon as the season starts again. Maybe hockey will do the trick, too? I am excited to find out. Other than that, I also love a good book and having a nice evening out with some friends.

Right now, I am starting to discover Vancouver and we will probably meet at one of our upcoming events. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask; you will find me on Facebook.

I cannot wait to meet you all!

Annika

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: Jelle says ‘Goodbye friends and Vancouver..’

Well, that’s it.. Today I will end my 15-week internship at INTERNeX. In my final blog I want to look back and thank everybody for this awesome time.

I still remember the first week in the beginning of May.. I just bought my bike and with a big jetlag I took off for my first day at the office. It was a bit confusing to hear all your upcoming tasks when you are half asleep ;). But absolutely everyone that works here gave me a really nice welcome! I was overwhelmed by the friendly attitude of Canadians and my colleagues.

I will remember this stay for many, many years. We did so much fun stuff together! Our weekly pub nights, the cool trips/events in the weekends, the water rafting in Chilliwack, aaaaand of course the big Rocky Mountains trip! That was just: WOW..

To Tim and all my colleagues at INTERNeX, thanks for making my stay so comfortable, amazing, fun and AWESOME! I learned so much about working with people from a different culture. I’m happy that INTERNeX gave me this opportunity. It’s a lifetime experience.

It will be a bit strange to leave Vancouver Friday morning. Right now this city feels like a second home for me.. After my holidays in the USA I will start my third year at Tio University. No more weekly pub nights and big trips. Instead of that I will continue my international tourism education.. But I’m motivated and ready to go for this last year!

At last I want to give a big thanks, hug and goodbye to everyone that I met during my stay, and that gave me one of my best summers ever, thank you!!

Goodbye, Auf wiedersehen, Adiós, Farvel, Adjö, Arrivederci, Tot ziens

Cheers.

Jelle

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

Canada INTERNeX: HiGHLIGHTS of the week

Hi guys! Here you are our last video!

Today we talk about the Champions League Final, which we saw at The Blarney Stone. Also about the planed hike to Grouse Mountains and other upcoming Events. Jelle introduced in our INTERNeX Explorer Granville Island.

We hope you enjoy it!

 

Cheers,

Clara.

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