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

Why To Attend a Career Day or an Open Day?

In Leiden, students are highly encouraged to participate in career days and open master’s days throughout the year. In fact, at least for us second-year psychology students, participating in two … Continue reading

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March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Five Reasons Why I Like Studying in Leiden

Spring is coming! In the Netherlands, it is known as the time of the year when tulips and other flowers are in bloom, people spend more and more time outside, … Continue reading

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February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me a Better Student?

I am one of those people who usually spend hours and hours looking for the perfect new calendar for the coming year. Yes, I know it might sound silly since … Continue reading

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January 26, 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

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

How did I end up to Leiden and how do I feel about it now? 

I am one of those Leiden bachelor students who attained a degree from another field and some work experience before moving here. In October, I got to meet my fellow … Continue reading

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November 16, 2016 · 8 Comments

3 tips for a weekend trip in the Netherlands

When people ask me, what I like the most about living in the Netherlands, the answer is very simple. I love the short distances: they make enjoying daytrips and weekend … Continue reading

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October 23, 2016 · 2 Comments