What is your favorite travel memory?
My most favorite travel memory would have to be from August 2014 when I spent a week on a boat island hopping in Croatia - what an absolutely stunning place that is! Starting in Split, we made our way to Dubrovnik stopping along the way in Hvar, Korcula, and Mljet, just to mention a few. It was a perfect way to get the best of both worlds, offering both a party scene and time to relax. The boat had 45 like-minded travelers and by the end, I had made some friends that are still my best!!
Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?
I can't say as I have been anywhere that easily fits these categories. Whenever I travel I go with an open mind and so far everywhere I have been is beautiful in its own way. The place, the people, the feel - it's all unique and every new destination has been a great one!!
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
I believe one of the biggest factors in being successful is having a passionate staff. Our team here at INTERNeX believe in what we do and love it! We are all passionate about travel, we have all lived/studied/worked in a different country and all have so many amazing memories from these times. We want each and every one of our participants to also have these memories and we are lucky enough to be here helping to create them.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
Since starting with INTERNeX I have had the opportunity to meet so many interesting people from around the globe. From Interviewing our wonderful participants to working with our helpful partners, I am constantly learning more about the world we live in and getting to know so many great people. I'm excited to get up in the morning and see what my day will bring!
What unique qualities does your company possess?
We offer quality programs and give participants the opportunity to fully experience the local culture through working, interning, volunteering and participating in our programs. We offer a full service from application to arrival and 24-hour support throughout their placement period. We look after our participants as if they are family and ensure their experience is better than the best!
Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team.
Reading reviews from our wonderful participants always sends the good feels and gives us some first-hand evidence that what we do is truly making a difference to their life experiences! As I have also briefly touched on we have a great team and I am genuinely proud to be a part of it!
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
Just recently I interviewed a girl who took the Ranchstay Program in Canada and enjoyed it so much that she decided to take the Farmstay Program in New Zealand. During the Interview, she told me all about her past experience in Canada and how INTERNeX had found her a perfect host family who she is still in contact with. She was so excited for her New Zealand adventure I think she would have arrived the next day if she could. It's so awesome to hear someones excitement and know that it's your job to work with them to create this new adventure!!