A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Calmness and happiness at the Buddhism Festival in Leiden

This weekend, the Volkenkunde Museum Leiden is holding its third Buddhism Festival. That means, for two days the museum is filled with all kind of activities, lectures, art and music around … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Run away from your stress!

The new year is already one quarter old, can you believe that? As for me, I don’t really know where time went the last three months. However, spring is springing … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Make your vote count – it’s “verkiezing” day!

Did you know its municipal election day today in the Netherlands? And did you know that as a foreign student you also have the right to vote when you are … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wellbeing in the library

Those of you who have started studying in Leiden this or last semester and are going to spend a lot of time in the University Library in the future, are … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Follow the route of happiness

First of all: Happy New Year to everyone celebrating Chinese New Year’s Day! And to everyone else, too! I feel this is a good day to think about New Year’s … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exam Stress? How to keep calm and study on!

I always find January a bit of a weird month. On the one hand, you start off the new year pushed by your motivations and good resolutions, on the other … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

What inspires you? TEDx in Leiden: Circles of Life.

Last week, Leiden had once again a wonderful surprise to offer. I first thought I misread something last Thursday when I stumbled upon an announcement that there would be a … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Feeling genki in Den Haag: a trip to the Japanese Garden

Learning about different countries and cultures is one of the many reasons why people become and love to be international students. The best thing about that is, I think, that … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Living in Leiden – or: how to flatter your flat

The leaves are falling, Leiden has put on its best autumnal dress, and the new semester is already in full swing. To all those of you who are new in … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 7 Comments