THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

A Board Year in Times of Corona

This summer, I decided to take a board year. In the Netherlands, it’s a pretty big part of student culture and regularly recommended as a career building device. So for … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Living by Yourself

Moving to the Netherlands, by yourself, is daunting enough in isolation. Add on top of that the new experience of living by yourself, it can sometimes seem like an impossible … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

An Interview: First Year During Corona

As a third-year student in the Netherlands, I have had very little insight into the experience of starting one’s first year during this pandemic. I cannot imagine how different it … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

Join The Leiden MUN Academy!

Hey everyone! Have you been looking for some fun extracurriculars, but Covid sabotaged most of them? Don’t worry, the Leiden MUN Academy got your back! Ok, first things first: What’s … Continue reading

September 27, 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

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