The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Holidays for a day?

Of course, many of us have made UB their living room since upcoming exams, deadlines and presentations don’t leave a lot of spare time. But, even though May at university isn’t that pretty, … Continue reading

May 10, 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

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

One doesn’t simply go to Madrid..

„Don’t go there, live there!“ and then, you will fall in love with the place – that’s what I would add to Airbnb’s current slogan. Living in Madrid for a … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Thesis Exam a.k.a. the ‘Interrogation’

If you’re going to study a master’s in Leiden there’s something you should know. Though not all courses do it, mine certainly does; the dreaded Thesis exam (otherwise known as … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Final LAK Theatre Suite – Love Through Dance

On Friday 31st May at 8.45pm, Love Through Dance is performing the last ever LAK theatre suite, and I, yes me, will be in it. Love Through Dance is the … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “I laughed my ass off”

I have to admit, when I was first told about the new concept for A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Office, I was a little perturbed. Office decorators instead of … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spring has finally sprung

After what felt like the longest winter of my life, spring has finally arrived in the Netherlands. Spring is the most wonderful time of year in Leiden, give or take … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Brief Guide to Dutch Internships

Last week I started my six month internship at an academic publishing house in The Hague, and so far so good. However, as an international student in Holland, internships are … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You: A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

So LEF student theatre group are at it again with their latest production, the second Shakespeare of the academic year, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The original story portrays events surrounding … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Familiar Places

When you move abroad it can be very reassuring and comforting to see familiar shops on the high street. When you walk into them it feels almost like you’re home, … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments