THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Writing Your Thesis During Lockdown

When I officially started to write my bachelor thesis in February, I told my friends that I’d love to do one of those writing retreats. In my imagination, that’s a … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Starting Your Studies in September? – What You Should Know

When University closed in March, few of us expected it to last this long. Now, it has been announced that we can expect the coming semester to be a bit … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

IBP – After 3 Years

As I’m about to finish my thesis, I can’t help looking back at the last three years in Leiden. It’s definitely been an adventure – academically as well as personally … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Create Your Own Book Club

Joseph Anderson once said, “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” Considering the strain we’re all under, it’s important to take care of our emotional … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Picking a Book For Your Book Club

I’m always super excited when I get to pick the next book I’m going to read. When choosing one for your book club, there are a couple of things to … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Volunteering During Intro Week

The orientation weeks in Leiden (OWL) are a beloved ritual that most Leiden students participate in. It’s your first real contact with the student life here and many friendships are … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Housing – Which City Shall I Pick? pt. 2

In the second part of this article, well look at The Hague and the small towns surrounding Leiden. The Hague Just a 10-minute train ride from Leiden, you can find … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Housing – Which City Shall I Pick? pt. 1

As a prospective student, there are a lot of things to consider. A really big question you might be asking yourself right now, is where to live during your studies: … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Drafting a Letter of Recommendation

It’s easy to forget, but there is a life after Leiden University. Perhaps you’re planning to continue your studies elsewhere, or maybe you’re looking for your first real job. Either … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

It’s Time For Your Own Book Club!

When we first got to know each other in the introduction week, my friends and I had a big list of things we wanted to do during our time at … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment