The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Street Market at Leiden: Shop Fresh, Healthy and Cheap

Weekly shopping has always been one of the crucial issues for most of the university students. It is also an integral part of staying healthy during intense study load of … Continue reading

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January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Part of Being an International

Leiden University exposes you to a lot of different cultures. The Dutch culture, despite being very friendly and open, can be difficult to become accustomed to. There are many ways to experience Dutch … Continue reading

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January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Survival Guide for the Exam Period

It’s New Year, and the new semester is just around the corner! First, however, many of us Leideners need to survive the second block exam period, and hence, I decided … Continue reading

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January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dutch Connection (part 1): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.

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January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Packing Tips for Study Abroad

Packing is difficult, especially when you are trying to limit everything you might need in the next few months down to 30 kilos. Here are some tips to make things easier!

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January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Year at Leiden University in Review: Self-Realisation, the Maintaining of Old Friendships and Finding Fulfilment in Change

As we are about to raise our final cups of kindness to 2016, I thought it may be fitting to entertain the tradition of past reflection, that of auld lang syne, and to re-cap on some of the lessons and highlights that this year has brought, especially in regard to self-realisation, the maintaining of old friendships and the embracing of change, whilst studying at Leiden University.

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December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Enjoy December!

As this year is slowly slipping away and the holidays are just around the corner, I thought to share some things that I have done in the past to make my time more enjoyable around Christmas, as not always I had the chance to go visit home.

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December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to celebrate Christmas in Leiden?

You know what I just did? Handed in my last school assignment of this year! Around the same time, Facebook kindly reminded me of what I did exactly a year … Continue reading

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December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christmastime in Austria

I have not been writing in quite a long time as the quite miserable weather takes away even the last bit of my creativity. But now that it is just … Continue reading

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December 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

Netherlands: In Quest for Historical Tie with Bengal

This year of 2016 has made me a LEIDENER! I never thought two years back to drop by here for next one year with Advanced Masters in Law and Digital … Continue reading

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December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment