THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The End of a Degree: Employment

In coming to the end of my bachelor’s degree I was faced with the question: what next? It was difficult to imagine at the beginning of my degree that I … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Xior Student Housing

The Xior student housing is one of the many options for housing in the Netherlands. I stumbled across this private accommodation in the beginning of my third year when looking … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Doing an Internship during a Pandemic – Part 1

The first semester of the third year of the International Studies programme is the discretionary space. Usually there is a choice out of studying abroad, doing and internship or a … Continue reading

February 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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 · 1 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

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