The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

OWL – Orientation week

Its been nearly a year since I arrived in Leiden on that Friday. Though crucially I had arranged for a room months in advance and was fairly happy with my choice, … Continue reading

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August 12, 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

AIESEC

  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

Spotlight Taiwan Film Festival

I know it’s almost summer break and some of us already got too excited to do their school work, so here I am sharing how I spent two evenings efficiently … Continue reading

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April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment
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