THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A field trip to the Dordogne region, France

Ask someone to think of early humans in Europe, and they’ll probably think of the painted caves of South-Western France, such as Lascaux. The Dordogne region of France is full … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Using Twitter for Academia

Twitter can a be really interesting way to communicate your research to other academics and the public, as well as connect with different academic communities. Beyond just memes and keeping … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 4 of Food in Leiden: Potluck!

One of the great joys of studying abroad is being part of the international community. The friends I’ve met since moving here come from all over the world, and with … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 3 of Food in Leiden: Weeknight Dinner

Cooking for yourself is often one of the big shocks of moving away from home, with this made even more challenging by moving to a different country with different produce … Continue reading

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 2 of Food in Leiden: Let’s eat out!

Whether you’re looking for a nice restaurant for a date, somewhere chill to grab food with friends, or need a fancier location for your graduation dinner with family, Leiden definitely … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 1 of Food in Leiden: Food Shopping

Welcome to a new mini-series I’m writing! Over the next few blogs, I’ll tell you about some of my favourite restaurants in Leiden, what you can expect from a standard kitchen … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

A day in the life: Research Master in Archaeology

For a bit of a change, I thought I’d write a “day in the life” blog for you all. I know lots of people are currently trying to decide which … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living your best (green) life!

This past week has been the University’s sustainability week, a great initiative by Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) to bring attention to consuming consciously, green options in Leiden and the … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Keeping on track with big research projects

For long term research projects, such as your thesis or group assignments, keeping on track with work and making sure you don’t fall behind can be difficult. I know for … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Thermos and Thermals: Tips on Surviving Dutch Winter

For many international students, moving to Leiden can be the first experience of a Northern European Winter. Cold, wet, dark, windy, and long are the defining features that stick in many … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

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