A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

April 30, 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

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three things that make Leiden University international

I am just about to graduate from my (longer than expected) Master’s degree in Humanities. That chapter about to close has got me thinking as to how did I even … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

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