The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Japan is cool and it’s everywhere

Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Alfred J. Kwak… I have a confession to make; I had never really thought that so many of my childhood favorite characters actually originate … Continue reading

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May 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Holidays for a day?

Of course, many of us have made UB their living room since upcoming exams, deadlines and presentations don’t leave a lot of spare time. But, even though May at university isn’t that pretty, … Continue reading

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May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spring Beauty – Hortus Botanicus Leiden

I always knew Leiden is astonishingly beautiful but it wasn’t until last week I realised that I’ve haven’t been to one of the best places. The botanic garden, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, is a must visit once you’re here!

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May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bittersweet – last days of being a student

I started school when I was just 7 years old, without ever having seen the inside of a kindergarten. Last week, I just got the anxiously awaited confirmation for graduation … Continue reading

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April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in Copenhagen

If you feel like a short weekend trip away from the Netherlands, and you have a few pennies to spare, a visit to Copenhagen is the perfect weekend away. The … Continue reading

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April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why you shouldn’t prepare for an internship and research project abroad

3 months in Accra, Ghana I have just returned from 3 months in Ghana. In Ghana, I was working at Impact Hub Accra as part of my combined internship and … Continue reading

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April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Uprise Festival – startup scene options

Today is one of those sunny days when we all might feel it is time to put the work to one side, and just enjoy the day. Yet, there are … Continue reading

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April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Career Orientation; Take One

I am starting a little series on career orientation to gather a few ideas on how to approach this fuzzy topic. The first part is about career fairs and I … Continue reading

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April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Wondrous New World: An Internship in Ivory Coast

Guest Blogger:  Titus Sauerwein studies the MA African Studies at Leiden University. He has just finished his internship in the Ivory Coast. When thinking of Ivory Coast, the average Dutch … Continue reading

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April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

How can an internship and research project in Africa help with career prospects?

Guest Blogger:  Eline Sleurink, MA African Studies 3 months in Accra, Ghana For the past 3 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as part of my … Continue reading

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April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment