The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Career Orientation; Take One

I am starting a little series on career orientation to gather a few ideas on how to approach this fuzzy topic. The first part is about career fairs and I … Continue reading

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April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Wondrous New World: An Internship in Ivory Coast

Guest Blogger:  Titus Sauerwein studies the MA African Studies at Leiden University. He has just finished his internship in the Ivory Coast. When thinking of Ivory Coast, the average Dutch … Continue reading

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April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

How can an internship and research project in Africa help with career prospects?

Guest Blogger:  Eline Sleurink, MA African Studies 3 months in Accra, Ghana For the past 3 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as part of my … Continue reading

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April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

From a lecture room in Leiden to the avenues of Accra: what has and hasn’t been useful?

Guest Blogger Eline Sleurink, MA African Studies What am I doing in Accra? For the past 3 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as part of … Continue reading

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March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

3 months abroad: daily life in Accra, Ghana

Guest Blogger:  Eline Sleurink, MA in African Studies   What am I doing in Accra? For the past 2.5 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as … Continue reading

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March 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

4 rules for choosing the right Master’s!

Some of you might be very familiar with this situation: You’re in the 3rd year of your Bachelor’s and everybody keeps asking you, “So what are you going to do for your Master’s?” …Silence… … Continue reading

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February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

And there is coffee, too! – on studying Stats

What are the first things that come to your mind if your read the term “Statistics”? Misleading graphs in newspapers, exit polls on election day or maybe something about probabilities … Continue reading

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January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

beach day in november

One funny habit of the Dutch is complaining about the weather. Let’s be honest though: we cannot really blame them for that – skies are grey pretty often. But then, the … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Honours – Is it worth it?

Yesterday was Honours Graduation and I thought it might be interesting to quickly summarize what Honours program actually is (well, at least how I experienced it). “You will be able to develop your … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning Dutch???

Most international students I started with left the Netherlands after graduation (see this article about the ceremony ) to continue their studies elsewhere (or to travel and work and think about … Continue reading

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October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment