The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

11 Ways To Kick Start Your Semester

With the next semester approaching fast, here are just a few ways you can get a head start. 1. Draft the letter you’ll send your parents in March detailing your … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Go to West, Young Man!

I went to a new art exhibition in The Hague and reflected on life as a student here. West, a museum of contemporary art with two locations, on the Lange Voorhout … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · 4 Comments

Let’s talk in person

October, that long-gone month, saw the #metoo campaign sweep across screens in the Netherlands and beyond. After Weinstein, and the following Hollywood purge, women began using social media to publicise … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why The Hague is better than you think

People have told me, with a straight face, that The Hague is boring. It has no scene, they say. There’s nowhere to go out, I hear. This blog post is … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finding Work in a Foreign Land

If you, like me, need a few extra pennies to finance your Albert Heijn Biological lifestyle, you might consider getting a job alongside your studies. Yet, despite all the promises … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writers in The Hague: Mohsin Hamid

It isn’t every day that world-renowned authors come to The Hague’s Paard van Troje to speak. But, every now and then, Border Kitchen, a local literary organisation, brings some of the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment