Dear AvaLingua friends,


You can now join our LIVE meetings in Rotterdam again!


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AvaLingua Exchange Team - Rotterdam


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The Team

Organizer: Emma

Hoi allemaal! My name is Emma. I came from China six years ago to pursue my master study in Erasmus. Now I can say it out loud: 'Ik heb geen spijt' ('I have no regret' in English). Not only because I achieved my personal goals for my study, but also I really enjoyed my life here in the Netherlands. I like to connect with people in different ways, share our life stories and have an open discussion for (almost) everything. Two years ago, I started to learn Dutch and tried to understand the culture more. And it's indeed happening! I'm so happy to join ALE and organize the events in Rotterdam which I consider as my second home. I hope to meet you soon in the most relaxing and effective language meeting in Roffa. 😉

Organizer: Alankrita

- Alankrita will introduce herself here soon 🙂 -

Organizer/Founder: Avalon

Hi everyone! I’m Avalon, a Dutchie who has been living in many different countries, who loves to discover new cultures and different ways of thinking. I’m a cultural anthropologist and teach Dutch to foreigners. I grew up close to the sea, which is one of my favorite places to be!

In 2014, I organized the first AvaLingua Exchange Meeting (called Language Exchange Nijmegen) in Nijmegen, only because I wanted to meet Spanish speakers. It turned out that a lot of people showed up at that first meeting and because I enjoy organizing and connecting people, I decided to make it a weekly event. During the last years it was not only me who organized the meetings, but many people helped me during the time I was abroad or at the other side of the country: Emilie, Jana, Suzanne, Janice, Robert, Manu, Kiki, Sophia, Antoine, Marleen, Fiona and Özlem, thank you! Right now, Thijs and Henrique organize the meetings in Nijmegen, Emma and Alankrita in Rotterdam and Cynric in The Hague. Every now and then, I join the meetings and help with the organization. I support the team and together we create the AvaLingua Exchange community!

It’s always an honor for me to organize the meetings. Every meeting I have the chance to meet wonderful people from different countries. I see a lot of happy faces and all the time new friendships are made and we speak a lot of languages. LANGUAGES, FRIENDS & CULTURES. Connecting these that's what it's all about and my main objective in life.