The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The Dutch Connection (part 2): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

A year has passed since my involvement with AIESEC The Netherlands’ the Nour Project and my related cultural exchange to Irbid, Jordan. Indeed, as returning readers may have noticed, a … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learn Dutch with Me – Spring Inspired Vocabulary from The Hague

In this blog post, I discuss my secret Dutch identity and the Dutch speaking dilemma that stems from it. I also hope to introduce you to 25 new The Hague inspired Dutch words, so that you may enhance your own Dutch language learning.

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dutch Connection (part 1): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Year at Leiden University in Review: Self-Realisation, the Maintaining of Old Friendships and Finding Fulfilment in Change

As we are about to raise our final cups of kindness to 2016, I thought it may be fitting to entertain the tradition of past reflection, that of auld lang syne, and to re-cap on some of the lessons and highlights that this year has brought, especially in regard to self-realisation, the maintaining of old friendships and the embracing of change, whilst studying at Leiden University.

December 30, 2016 · 6 Comments

Targeting Homesickness: managing exam time whilst hankering for home.

Your study abroad experience is very much a personal journey. And although the benefits of embarking on such a journey are manifold, practicing healthy coping strategies, especially when things don’t … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 2 Comments