The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Insights on my Bachelor’s Thesis

Only sleeping for around three hours per day. Typing endlessly with techno or swing in my ear phones. Still working out on a daily basis. Eating healthily. Never cried (LOL). … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Dreams Come True (for a weekend)

Last Saturday we decided to go on an adventure with a friend! An adventure called Dreams Free Festival; we had read the event description and details of the activities on … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

When Your Voice Is Heard By the University

Recently I had a not-so-nice incident after which I felt overwhelmed and sent an email at 5am in the morning to a student coordinator asking if they could direct me … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

King’s Day at Amstelveen

This is a really long overdue post, but as I browse through my photos I can’t just let them sit there. How was your King’s Day experience? What did you … Continue reading

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May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

12 Dutch terms and phrases

When I first moved to the Netherlands I assumed that I would quickly pick up some od the local language as a result of being surrounded by a people whose … Continue reading

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May 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Parents Visit in May (Part I)

As an international student, it is always a big event when family members visit you. You usually know months in advance, and you want to plan a particularly invigorating adventure … Continue reading

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May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kings Night in The Hague

The night before our dear Willy’s (also known as King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands) birthday is known as King’s Night. In The Hague, I saw at least three different … Continue reading

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April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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