THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Staying in Contact in Times of Corona

“Hi, how are you doing?” It’s a simple sentence, but it’s more important than ever. Nearly two months ago, the University had to close down and life as we knew … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Virtual Exchange

In the last weeks, basically all parts of our lives have moved online. For us students, this has led to a lot of online-lectures and workgroups that now start with … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Global Affairs Minor

As promised, here is a more in-depth review of the Global Affairs minor offered by Leiden University. As the name suggests, Global Affairs is part of Leiden’s International Relations department. … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Pass the Time in Quarantine

One of my friends summarized her situation as “My life is cancelled”, and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. University buildings are closed, many of us are … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment