THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Things to do when you arrive in The Netherlands

Two years ago, I was in the same position as many of you – I had also just begun my study, moved away from home and to a foreign country. … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staying Healthy During Quarantine

Let’s face it: eating healthy and exercising regularly can be hard, even without a global pandemic confining us to our homes. Our routines have been completely shifted, and life as … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Board Year in Times of Corona

This summer, I decided to take a board year. In the Netherlands, it’s a pretty big part of student culture and regularly recommended as a career building device. So for … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Intelligence Studies Minor

Do you want to broaden your academic horizon and enrich your study experience? Then taking a minor might be perfect for you! Leiden University offers over 50 different minors, all … Continue reading

September 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Join The Leiden MUN Academy!

Hey everyone! Have you been looking for some fun extracurriculars, but Covid sabotaged most of them? Don’t worry, the Leiden MUN Academy got your back! Ok, first things first: What’s … Continue reading

September 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Guide to Internships – Part 2

  So, now that you have gotten the internship, or you’re considering doing one, to make sure it counts for school there are a couple of things you have to … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Farewell, The Leidener!

Hello and welcome to my last ever blog post on The Leidener, everybody! Today marks the very last day of my The Leidener journey which started in December 2019. Before … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Officially Graduated!

Such a year was that! “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” as the famous book of The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

(How) Should You Learn Dutch?

One of the questions I have often been asked whether it is possible to live in the Netherlands without knowing Dutch? Well, the answer is yes! The Dutch are very … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Public Transportation in the Netherlands 101

As I previously mentioned in this post, during your stay in the Netherlands your main way of transportation will be cycling, for sure! However, if you are not that ambitious … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

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