THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Free Education with Coursera!

For those of us about to leave the familiar cocoon of education it can be a daunting time. For so many years academic institutions and assessed learning are all we … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rehearsal Weekend in Wieringen

Last weekend I joined my theatrical friends of the LEF theatre group for the biannual rehearsal weekend. What’s that you say? What starring role am I playing in the summer … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Vagina Monologues by the LUC

Last Tuesday I went to see the Vagina Monologues performed by Leiden University College in The Hague in the Het Paradis room of the Koninklijke Schouwburg. The Vagina Monologues is … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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