THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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

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

Studying remotely in the times of Covid-19

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations This past semester has certainly been a challenge for all students and professors. For us, starting our masters in February 2020, the lock-down … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

My African Experience: Part 2: a normal day in Uganda

Guest blogger: Erik van der Zanden, MA African Studies Hello again! At this moment I am finalizing my master thesis on how youth can transform their situation with non-violent methods, … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

An internship at one of Uganda’s biggest newspapers – Part 1

Guest blogger: Donna de Weijer, MA African Studies It has been two weeks since I arrived in Kampala, Uganda, and time has flown by. Surprisingly enough, getting used to my … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

My African Experience: Part 1, the beginning

Guest blogger: Erik van der Zanden, MA African Studies What am I doing in Kampala, Uganda? While this is my fifth time in eight years that I visit Uganda, it … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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