THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Student Associations

As a new student to the Netherlands, getting involved in your university is a top priority. It’s an avenue for friendships, engaging in your hobbies and can always be useful … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

An Interview: Third Year During Corona

After spending two whole years studying in the Hague, third year had built up many expectations for students throughout their bachelor’s degree. Third year for many, including myself, was supposed … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

What is a BSA?

One of the key words for a Dutch first year is BSA. The term can strike fear into every single first year student – those three little letters hold so … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Places to Study

Something that I have learnt over the past two and half years of studying in the Hague is that I am extremely sensitive to cabin fever. To those who aren’t … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

TRAINMORE: A Review

When moving away from home, there are a lot of new things to face. One of those new things being a new routine, I mean even in the COVID era … Continue reading

October 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Living by Yourself

Moving to the Netherlands, by yourself, is daunting enough in isolation. Add on top of that the new experience of living by yourself, it can sometimes seem like an impossible … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

An Interview: First Year During Corona

As a third-year student in the Netherlands, I have had very little insight into the experience of starting one’s first year during this pandemic. I cannot imagine how different it … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

How to Online Study

The current global crisis has caused much disturbance to our daily lives. These disturbances have come in many forms ranging from travel restrictions to daily mask usage. Yet, a poignant … Continue reading

September 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Trials and Tribulations of a Student During COVID-19

Despite its seeming isolation in Asia, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic left me disconcerted from its very start. Watching the news left me wary of the impacts the virus … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holidays in the Netherlands

Leiden University is filled with international students which in turn means that many of us are far from home. Some of us have come great distances to be here, others … Continue reading

November 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

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