THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations As my last semester at Leiden University wraps up, and I wait for my thesis grade, I look back at my experience in … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Neither Here Nor There

I love being an international student in the Netherlands. You get to experience a new culture, meet so many interesting people and basically reinvent yourself from scratch. Even during the … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Overcome Burnout

As we all have had to deal with living and coping in a pandemic, some of us naturally may be feeling mentally exhausted or burned out. This makes sense as … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

A New Manifesto

Special Guest Blogger: Christen ¬†Faver, MA in African Studies During my time at the Living Artists Emporium, in Johannesburg, it was interesting to be at the forefront of emerging art. … Continue reading

April 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

The end of my internship: the final product

Special Guest Blogger: Marly van den Boom, MA African Studies So, my internship is ending at the end of March, which means that I have to start to write the … Continue reading

April 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

The diaspora within

Guest Blogger: Christen Faver, MA in African Studies For my research I was very fortunate to be invited to join the Living Artists Emporium (hereafter referred to as LAE) in … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Year in Quarantine

It has been a year since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. I remember the exact moment when I found out that Leiden was going into a lockdown. I was … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

An internship in times of a global pandemic: part 2

Guest blogger: Marly van den Boom, MA African Studies Hi all! Hope you are doing well and had fun during that one short week of snow. You can call it … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

An internship in times of a global pandemic: part 1

  Special guest blogger: Marly van den Boom, MA African Studies Who am I you ask? Let me introduce myself: Hi all! My name is Marly, and since the beginning … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Doing an Internship in a Pandemic – Part 2

In my last article I noted down points that I found helped when I was working in a pandemic. Many of these things revolved around having a set working palce … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

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