The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Which NS Subscription is Right for You?

There is probably nowhere you cannot reach with public transportation in the Netherlands. Whether you live in Leiden or The Hague and need to travel in between for your lectures … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Top Work-Friendly Café’s in Leiden & The Hague

If you are anything like me, the end of February marks a slight dip in motivation. Classes are in full swing post-exams, and for those who are finishing their block, … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 Dutch apps every expat in the Netherlands should know

Here something you should know when moving to the Netherlands: no matter how you used to order your favorite pizza, to organize meetings or to sell your old stuff, there is … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 3 Comments

Thermos and Thermals: Tips on Surviving Dutch Winter

For many international students, moving to Leiden can be the first experience of a Northern European Winter. Cold, wet, dark, windy, and long are the defining features that stick in many … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome home! (And welcome back to your studies)

January always feels strange to me, trying to get back into the routine of studying and catch up on emails and organisation post-break. Below are some quick-start tips to help … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Study tips for chronic pain

Many disabilities or long-term health conditions are accompanied by physical pain or discomfort, which can make studying difficult. Pain can feel isolating or embarrassing, however it doesn’t have to be. This … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hebei Normal University for Nationalities

Hello everyone! My name is Henriëtte Hofman I am enrolled in the Asian Studies Research Master. In this programme, students get the chance to go abroad for one semester to … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managing anxiety in higher education studies

Anxiety can affect any of us, with some studies suggesting that 1 in 5 students experience anxiety during their studies. Moving abroad to a new environment can exacerbate these feelings, … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (2/4): Halfway

Ten weeks ago, I stepped into the airplane to the other side of the world. Time flies you’re having fun – almost halfway through the exchange adventure. Let me organize … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Preparing for your first conference

Academic conferences are an exhilarating, if slightly intimidating experience. Whether presenting or attending, you have the opportunity to meet leaders in your field, see the newest research, and meet other students and … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

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