The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

BAIS Done, What’s Next?

The question: “So what are you gonna do after this?” had been a very intimidating one, in the past that is and luckily not anymore! I remember this one boat … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Am I Finally Integrating?

After a day of cycling for more than 15km,  running to the beach because it’s a sunny day and spending some time at the tulip fields I find myself asking … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

That Feeling of Belonging

Let’s start with a warning: I am likely to write several “Saying Goodbye” or “As The End Approaches” sort of posts in the upcoming months, especially since I like to … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – Second Semester

This is a follow up to the post: What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – First Semester I’ve had a very different outlook as I came back from … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – First Semester

When it comes to the BA International Studies program, the third year first semester is where you have the most space for movement and choice. Until this point most classes … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thesis Motivation

One of the best decisions I’ve made in my university life was to write my thesis in the first semester. There were several reasons for this: Most of the people … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You – A Post About Ankara

On the 13th of March there was an explosion in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, it was the third attack in the last five months. According to the most recent … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Winter Wonderland

8th of December! 8th of December! Save the date! This is what I started telling my boyfriend probably more than a month before the actual date that is 8th of … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mentoring & Being Mentored

I am a student mentor and it’s great, I really enjoy it. I was a mentor for the introduction days last year and I loved my group of “kids”. I … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

You Can Never Fully Leave a Place

Recently elections were held in Turkey and this brought up a lot of debate in the public sphere, a lot has been said and a lot has been discussed. I … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment