The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 2)

Here is part two of things that I would like to share with my younger self to make her life a little easier. Hope you enjoy it! 6. Always keep … Continue reading

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February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 1)

…sometime in the beginning of my journey abroad (or any time thereafter that I have moved countries…) It is not like I have some exceptional experience in comparison to everyone … Continue reading

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January 31, 2017 · 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

A student survival guide: December (I)

Cheap weekend travel, some entertainment ideas and well…. wine. Because we can beat the bad weather mood and get out there doing fun things.

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November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Orderly notes and no online distractions?

… or the dream of every student during exam period Every day, we let ourselves – we crave – to be exposed to more information than we could possibly take … Continue reading

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October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

When September Ends

We witnessed the first day of the fall just a couple of days ago, the weather is not sure which way to go yet. The clubs on the beach are … Continue reading

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September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment


Back in the day, people often asked me why did I decide to go study Japanese in Wales, considering English is not my mother tongue, and I could have instead gone … Continue reading

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June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Continued: How to keep yourself motivated?…

An (alternative) way to keep ourselves motivated in times of deadlines!

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May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Projects. Procrastination. Productivity.

What procrastination? No! I am too busy for that…!   With the spring swiftly approaching, one could almost forget that so do all kinds of deadlines: essays, summer dissertation deadlines; … Continue reading

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April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Internship

I was sat today by the window, looking through some photos from the first months I moved to Leiden back in 2014. As I was appreciating the beautiful sunshine, comforted by the … Continue reading

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March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment