The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A sunny autumn in Leiden

During Autumn the beautiful parks which Leiden is renowned for turn into a haze of red and yellow leaves, ripening fruits and nuts, cold breath fogging in the air, and … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (2/4): Halfway

Ten weeks ago, I stepped into the airplane to the other side of the world. Time flies you’re having fun – almost halfway through the exchange adventure. Let me organize … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

EXAMS ahead

Although it feels like summer break has ended yesterday, it’s been a while since we traded travel guides for Web of Science. Congrats – we are almost halfway trough semester … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Monthly Nederlands (October edition)

A great thing about living abroad in Holland: the level of English. There are not only a lot of internationals but also most Dutchies are open to switch languages for … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Preparing for your first conference

Academic conferences are an exhilarating, if slightly intimidating experience. Whether presenting or attending, you have the opportunity to meet leaders in your field, see the newest research, and meet other students and … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in the Sun

As autumn creeps in and deadlines get closer, sometimes you need a weekend away to recharge and relax. Leiden’s proximity to Amsterdam Schiphol airport mean that you’re well situated to … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leiden’s Musea

No matter if family and friends are visiting or you have a day off – autumn is the ideal time for a culture day! With its 13 museums, Leiden is … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam survival guide

Let’s be real. Our first time in the Dutch capital was purely overwhelming: Crowds, souvenir shops and no sense of orientation. I vividly remember my friends and me walking into … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (1/4): Pre-departure

As much as I have fallen for Leiden and its people, I – Anna, third year Psychology student – am spending this semester away from my new home. A couple … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Moving Out: Getting Rid of Your Furniture

You’ve finished your study and plan to move out. You own furniture that you need to get rid of in a short period. Here are several options to consider: 1. … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment