THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Getting Help During COVID-19

COVID-19 affected/affects all of us in some ways. Could have been socially, professionally or academically. It might seem daunting to ask for help, but believe me, there are many options. … Continue reading

November 23, 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 · Leave a comment

Places to Study

Something that I have learnt over the past two and half years of studying in the Hague is that I am extremely sensitive to cabin fever. To those who aren’t … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

TRAINMORE: A Review

When moving away from home, there are a lot of new things to face. One of those new things being a new routine, I mean even in the COVID era … Continue reading

October 29, 2020 · Leave a 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

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

A Guide to Internships – Part 2

  So, now that you have gotten the internship, or you’re considering doing one, to make sure it counts for school there are a couple of things you have to … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a 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

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

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

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