The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The Joys of Dutch Public Transport

Seven months into my year in the Netherlands, and I continue to be amazed by the Dutch public transport system. Not only is it fantastically efficient (I don’t think I … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tackling loneliness as an international student

  Moving to a new country can be a daunting endeavor, especially moving away from your family and friends. Loneliness among international students, especially mature and graduate students is very … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Balance Working and Studying

I finally reached that point in the year where I had to accept that a part-time job would be a good idea – my savings were dwindling by the day, … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

11 Ways To Kick Start Your Semester

With the next semester approaching fast, here are just a few ways you can get a head start. 1. Draft the letter you’ll send your parents in March detailing your … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

5 Things I wish I had known before coming to Leiden!

1. Housing If you already have found housing then you can skip directly to tip # 2 – if not then, first thing is first, do not panic. I’ve included … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

Study Abroad while Abroad – join a Summer (or Winter) School!

So you are on your way to Leiden (or thinking about studying here or just curious about what it is like) and I am writing about how to get away … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

A few tips for prospective bike owners

Have you just moved to Leiden and are looking for a bicycle? Cycling is definitely the fastest way of getting around in Leiden. A bicycle is even a necessity if, … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

How to Furnish and Decorate Your Room on a Budget

Looking for a place to stay during your studies in Leiden, you may either choose a furnished room or an unfurnished room. Of course, those choosing unfurnished rooms then need … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Children at Play – My clinical internship in Germany

I am sending a quick hello from Germany, where I am currently interning at a Clinic for children with neurological problems of all sorts. But why am I here and … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t forget to legalize your Dutch Diploma Certificate after graduation!

I suppose all of you probably have done with your Masters thesis, submitted successfully, and now waiting for the Graduation day. Also I suppose you already have booked your return … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 2 Comments