The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How to Get Out of “The Bubble”

After spending only a day among students from Leiden University College, you’ll probably hear the phrase “The Bubble” a lot, particularly in the context of something students try to escape. … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Decorate Your Room (on a budget!)

LUC apartments are enormous, but also very boring at first. Not only does decoration liven up a boring room, but it also makes a generic white room feel more like … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Guide to Arriving in The Netherlands

Going to a new school is hard. Going to a new school in a foreign country is really hard. Never knowing anyone who lived outside the United States, let alone … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kings Night in The Hague

The night before our dear Willy’s (also known as King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands) birthday is known as King’s Night. In The Hague, I saw at least three different … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Escape Room!

A few weeks ago, residents of my floor in the Anna van Burenplein building suggested going to an “Escape Room.” At first, I didn’t think being locked in and trying … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

My move from Small Town, USA to The Hague

Hi! I’m Laurie, a first year at Leiden University College. As I was just at my home in the States for Spring Break, I figured it would be a nice … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment