The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

9 thoughts that go through your head when writing a Masters thesis

Many of my friends and I are currently in the midst of our masters theses. As a result, I thought I’d outline some of the typical thoughts that seem to … Continue reading

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March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finally a field trip again!

Finally a field trip again! I cannot remember the last time, I had the chance to go on a fieldtrip with my class and hence I was overly exited make … Continue reading

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November 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Don’t worry, be happy!

Last month I finished my thesis. It was the end of an half-year-long worrisome era in my life. I loved my topic, and I do love academic research, but I … Continue reading

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September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Trip to the Argentinian Embassy

Two weeks ago BASIS, the student association of BA International Studies, organized a visit to the Argentinian Embassy. I was one of the lucky 20 to be a part of … Continue reading

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September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Learning Chinese #2

Summer break at uni but as our teacher pointed out: “Chinese should be rehearsed consistently”. Because, besides memorizing the correct tones, another very difficult part of studying is to learn … Continue reading

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July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment


  Hello there potential and current Leiden University students. As the academic year draws to an end, I got to thinking about how involved I was with student associated events … Continue reading

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July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

你好! Learning Chinese #1

In my little Chinese Trilogy I will share with you my thoughts about learning Chinese, the difficulties, the curiosities, the surprises and what I can already read and understand when … Continue reading

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April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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