The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Best Places for Brunch in Leiden

The second semester is now underway, and it’s possible that you’ll have friends and family coming for a visit in the next few months. If you’re still looking for that … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Live Music and LUPride

Live music is one of the great joys in life, and while I may not be at all musical, that doesn’t stop me enjoying it! As part of a New … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

My semester abroad in Canada – A long way from home

Floris Heidsma is a guest blogger here on The Leidener and studies the MA in North American Studies. He has just spent one semester in Canada as an exchange student … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Leiden to Lusaka – Rough Start, Soft Landing

Rik Jongenelen is a guest blogger on The Leidener and studies the MA in African Studies. He is currently doing a three-month internship in Zambia.   The handles of the … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

11 Ways To Kick Start Your Semester

With the next semester approaching fast, here are just a few ways you can get a head start. 1. Draft the letter you’ll send your parents in March detailing your … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why You Should Join the USC This Semester

Now that the first semester is over, the Masters students among us – as well as some third year undergrads – should be focusing on our thesis, and what better … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Coming to LU? Expect coffee

Just like real people, students also like to drink tea and coffee. You’re coming to LU and thinking ‘will I find tea and coffee in The Netherlands??’ The answer is … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Exams are nearly over – for now!

You’re back from Christmas at home and everyone is asking, “how were the holidays?” The answer you give? “Oh, fine. Yours?” The honest answer: you have been procrastinating and/or crying … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Short Guide to Bruges

My expectations of a city-trip to Bruges entirely revolved around quintessential Belgian stereotypes: I was going to eat the best-tasting fries ever, the best-tasting chocolate ever, all the while wandering … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Day in the Life of a Literature Student

Nervous about starting your studies in a new academic atmosphere? Not sure what to expect? The university city has several museums (Volkenkunde is free if you attend the university). Not … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 2 Comments