THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Sea, Sun, Sand: Going to the Beach from Leiden

Even though the weather went back to ‘Dutch normals’ quite quickly, we all still live with the nice memories of the Sunday 2 weeks ago, 2nd of June when for … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

5 reasons to apply for the European Union Studies programme

The Master Programme in International Relations at the University of Leiden offers different specializations to students who want to pursue their studies in the city of Rembrandt. I applied for … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Day in Brussels

I have been to Brussels with my programme in the beginning of November to visit the European Union institutions, which was a great opportunity to see the ones who doesn’t … Continue reading

June 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Surviving the Long Library Days- Tips for Studying

Exams are here, and with them long days spent studying at the library. So what can you do to survive those days, and come out the other end with not … Continue reading

June 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finishing All Lectures of Your Master’s Degree

  It feels like it is an eternity away when you are struggling through countless assignments, presentations, group projects and exams. All those beautiful days you spend in the classroom … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bikes in the Netherlands – Practical tips

If you are already living in the Netherlands, you know, and if not, you will know soon: Bikes are Life here!  Seriously, coming from a big city where bikers are … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

My pick on Dutch Literature

The beauty of living in a different country consists in experiencing a new culture, in getting acquainted with new habits and, if you are a bookworm, also in getting to … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

My African Experience: Part 2: a normal day in Uganda

Guest blogger: Erik van der Zanden, MA African Studies Hello again! At this moment I am finalizing my master thesis on how youth can transform their situation with non-violent methods, … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Saturday Market Fever

   Perhaps you have already heard of the Saturday market in Leiden. Other blogs mention this perk of the city and trust me, without even realising it, the Saturday Market … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Why the Humanities Buddy Programme is a great idea

It is true, many people get to know Leiden and the student life with the OWL week. However, many times this is not possible and even when you had an … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

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