THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The 5 best cafés in Leiden in 2022

Great news! The Dutch lockdown is over and we can finally take in the beautiful Dutch weather and go out to our favourite terraces and cafés once again. But which … Continue reading

March 22, 2022 · 1 Comment

Home for the Summer

Summer’s here! I have handed in my Linguistics bachelor’s thesis and finished all of my courses for the semester. Normally by this time, I would have planned some kind of … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Foreign National

Guest Blogger, Christen Faver, MA African Studies My research really started with the questioning of terminologies. This is because there is an increasing amount of conversation surrounding the movement of … Continue reading

July 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing a thesis in a pandemic

Writing a thesis is stressful enough as it is, but to write one in a pandemic is even more challenging. Before the pandemic, I probably would have been writing my … Continue reading

June 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations As my last semester at Leiden University wraps up, and I wait for my thesis grade, I look back at my experience in … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

The End of a Degree: Employment

In coming to the end of my bachelor’s degree I was faced with the question: what next? It was difficult to imagine at the beginning of my degree that I … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

The End of a Degree: Taking a Gap Year

In coming to the end of my bachelor’s degree I was faced with the question: what next? It was difficult to imagine at the beginning of my degree that I … Continue reading

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

The End of a Degree: Applying for Your Master’s Programme

In coming to the end of my bachelor’s degree I was faced with the question: what next? It was difficult to imagine that I would ever finish it at the … Continue reading

May 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Neither Here Nor There

I love being an international student in the Netherlands. You get to experience a new culture, meet so many interesting people and basically reinvent yourself from scratch. Even during the … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Xior Student Housing

The Xior student housing is one of the many options for housing in the Netherlands. I stumbled across this private accommodation in the beginning of my third year when looking … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

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