THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The 5 best cafés in Leiden in 2022

Great news! The Dutch lockdown is over and we can finally take in the beautiful Dutch weather and go out to our favourite terraces and cafés once again. But which … Continue reading

March 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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