Alan Burton, a student of Dutch from London, has just arrived in Rotterdam for his year abroad. In this chapter, he meets his mentor, Hanna van Vliet. We also get to know Alan's house mates, Kenny Patty and Sara Lindholm, and Hanna's neighbours, Karin and Elke.
Alan is also asked by the Rotterdam student magazine Erasmus Magazine to report on his experiences as an exchange student, and the first instalment can be found [here].
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asking how someone is and responding to such questions