THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How to Overcome Burnout

As we all have had to deal with living and coping in a pandemic, some of us naturally may be feeling mentally exhausted or burned out. This makes sense as … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Outdoors in the Hague

As we are nearing the end of the winter, the great outdoors is becoming increasingly accessible. With longer days and warmer nights there are so many more options for entertainment. … Continue reading

April 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

COVID and Needing to Stay Switched On

The COVID-19 outbreak has initiated one of the biggest real time social experiments: what are the effects of staying at home for everything? Close to 3 billion people around the … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Year in Quarantine

It has been a year since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. I remember the exact moment when I found out that Leiden was going into a lockdown. I was … Continue reading

March 23, 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

International Studies: Starting your Area Studies

With the start of the new year it is also the start of the new semester. I am now going into my final semester at Leiden university but it got … Continue reading

December 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Associations

As a new student to the Netherlands, getting involved in your university is a top priority. It’s an avenue for friendships, engaging in your hobbies and can always be useful … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

An Interview: Third Year During Corona

After spending two whole years studying in the Hague, third year had built up many expectations for students throughout their bachelor’s degree. Third year for many, including myself, was supposed … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

What is a BSA?

One of the key words for a Dutch first year is BSA. The term can strike fear into every single first year student – those three little letters hold so … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Things to do when you arrive in The Netherlands

Two years ago, I was in the same position as many of you – I had also just begun my study, moved away from home and to a foreign country. … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

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