The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

An Icelandic Literary Expedition

  In some programmes you can apply to become an intern at an organisation and earn course credits. As a literature student I wanted to be an intern at a … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

The ISN Cultural Festival is just around the corner!

  Gavin Fielding is currently studying his MA in International Relations and frequents the International Student Network events in Leiden.  The ISN International Cultural Festival is coming up and Gavin’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Leiden to Lusaka – Conference Countdown

Rik Jongenelen is a guest blogger on The Leidener and studies the MA in African Studies. He is currently doing a three-month internship in Zambia. Pleasure after Pressure After rubbing … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dank je wel for everything Nederland. Goodbye!

Guest blogger Hannah Foster spent a year studying in the Netherlands at Leiden University.  This is her last blog post for The Leidener. “Wilt u een bon?” “Nee hoor, dank … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Leiden to Lusaka – Working, Welcoming, Waiting

Guest blogger Rik Jongenelen studies in the MA African Studies programme and is currently in Zambia. Working My head keeps nodding up and down as I am focusing on the … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Semester Abroad in Canada Part 2: A Story of Poutine and Chinooks (Calgary’s Finest in November)

Guest blogger Floris Heidsma is currently studying North American Studies and is in Calgary Canada for his semester abroad. November starts cold for the likes of me. While day-time temperatures … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

My semester abroad in Canada – A long way from home

Floris Heidsma is a guest blogger here on The Leidener and studies the MA in North American Studies. He has just spent one semester in Canada as an exchange student … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Leiden to Lusaka – Rough Start, Soft Landing

Rik Jongenelen is a guest blogger on The Leidener and studies the MA in African Studies. He is currently doing a three-month internship in Zambia.   The handles of the … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Exchange in Canada: First Snow, Halloween and Before the Storm

Floris Heidsma studies the MA in North American Studies. He is currently spending one semester in Canada as an exchange student at the University of Calgary. Here, he shares some … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Life, research and Leiden!

Guest Blogger: Francianne dos Santos Velho Programme: MA Latin American Studies My name is Francianne dos Santos Velho, I am 27 years old and I was born and raised in … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment