THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Officially Graduated!

Such a year was that! “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” as the famous book of The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

(How) Should You Learn Dutch?

One of the questions I have often been asked whether it is possible to live in the Netherlands without knowing Dutch? Well, the answer is yes! The Dutch are very … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Public Transportation in the Netherlands 101

As I previously mentioned in this post, during your stay in the Netherlands your main way of transportation will be cycling, for sure! However, if you are not that ambitious … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dutch Foods You Need to Try During Your Stay

All my friends from Turkey ask me what does the traditional Dutch cuisine look like since I moved to the Netherlands because, you know, food is very important for Turkish … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Last Minute Tips for Online Education

In these unusual times, we need to take unusual preparations. This year, university is going to be a little bit different, but that’s okay. We still can make the best … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Socialize During a Pandemic

We are currently living in an unpredictable time. Many of us are studying and working from home either completely or partially. University is not the same as it was before, … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

A guide to Internships – Part 1

As some of you know there is the option to do an internship as part of your discretionary space. As part of my own programme, International Studies, this opportunity comes … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Student Hotel

Just one week left before the semester starts. By now, Leiden and the Hague are full of new, wide-eyed faces. Incoming students are commencing (or already finishing!) their orientation week … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Doing A Virtual Internship – Tips and Tricks

As international students, we have been adapting to the new normal since early days of 2020. Personally, I feel so lucky that, thanks to our academic staff, the shift from … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why You Should Pursue the Advanced LL.M. of Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University?

Hello, everyone! This year, I was a student of Advanced Masters of Law and Digital Technologies program here at Leiden University. I am very proud to say that I have … Continue reading

August 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

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