The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

February – a 30-day challenge made 11% easier

“Life is habit,” says Samuel Beckett. Habits are our most productive and un-productive traits. Luckily, we can change them. Scholarly studies and self-help clickbait agree that new habits can be … Continue reading

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January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me a Better Student?

I am one of those people who usually spend hours and hours looking for the perfect new calendar for the coming year. Yes, I know it might sound silly since … Continue reading

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January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Packing Tips for Study Abroad

Packing is difficult, especially when you are trying to limit everything you might need in the next few months down to 30 kilos. Here are some tips to make things easier!

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January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

A student survival guide: December (I)

Cheap weekend travel, some entertainment ideas and well…. wine. Because we can beat the bad weather mood and get out there doing fun things.

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November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Staying in NL longer than a year? Do these things:

1.  Try to learn Dutch: Dutch is notoriously difficult to grasp. Its grammar is complicated and its expressions are subtle. It has a unique beauty, but let’s face it, the … Continue reading

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October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hotels in Leiden Centrum

Are you planning on visiting Leiden? Or are you already here and your parents are coming over to see you? Here are few comfy hotel suggestions.

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October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning Dutch???

Most international students I started with left the Netherlands after graduation (see this article about the ceremony ) to continue their studies elsewhere (or to travel and work and think about … Continue reading

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October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Favorite Cafes to Study in Leiden

I’m one of those people who cannot study at home. My cozy bed is always too tempting and that’s why I always go to the Library. Well, lets say I used … Continue reading

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October 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sharing Is Caring: International Relation(ship)s

Studying internationally can create many new friends and relationships, but moving abroad can change the nature of the relationships you have and value. The biggest strain on relationships is the … Continue reading

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October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

BAIS Done, What’s Next?

The question: “So what are you gonna do after this?” had been a very intimidating one, in the past that is and luckily not anymore! I remember this one boat … Continue reading

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August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment