INTERNeX Canada: Coping with Culture Shock!

This post is going to be a little different -we’re going to discuss about some of the ways that can help you cope with culture shock! Many of you already know what culture shock means. Basically, it means when people move to a new country or experience a new culture, a way of life, they feel very disoriented and uneasy. Many of you might feel this during the first few days of your visit here! So here are some tips:

  1. Stay active -go work out at your local gym or just go jogging around a park! Different country or not, every one exercises!
  2. Take a hobby outside of working -whether it be playing an instrument or knitting, keep yourself busy with the things you love doing!
  3. Come out to our pub nights, weekly activities and events – this is a great way to meet people who are in the same situation as you! Get some practical advice from them!
  4. Make a list of things you want to accomplish during your stay here -keeping small goals helps you stay motivated!
  5. Stay in touch with your family and friends -it’s important to know that your family or friends back home are just one phone call away, so you are not alone!
  6. Stay connected with INTERNeX -we are here to help you in any way possible, just come talk to us!
  7. Decorate your room with the things that remind you of home -on the days you are homesick, your room can give you comfort and ease since it’s familiar to you.
  8. Don’t be too hard on yourself -take things one day at a time and don’t feel the pressure to know everything. Things will slowly adjust and you’ll most definitely enjoy your time here!

Happy Sunday! 🙂



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Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149


New Intern at INTERNeX


My name is Mette, I’m from Denmark and am a new intern at INTERNeX.  I study service economics with a major in tourism, and will be here for 3 month working mainly with the Hospitality program , but will also be helping out in the PR department.

A little about me; I’ve worked in hospitality for many years in various positions such as; waitress, daily manager, bartender, kitchen assistant etc.  Therefore I have a lot of knowledge when it comes to most job positions in the hospitality sector, so fell free to ask me any questions you may have if you are in our hospitality program. Besides work I love to travel and have backpacked, worked and lived in USA & Australia, seen most of Europe and some of Asia.  I like spending time outdoors, so I’ve already fallen in love with Vancouver because of it’s beautiful nature and all the activities you can do here. I’m very sociable, and enjoy meeting new people so you’ll see me at all the event’s and PUBNiGHTS INTERNeX arrange.