The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

Career Orientation; Take One

I am starting a little series on career orientation to gather a few ideas on how to approach this fuzzy topic. The first part is about career fairs and I … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Wondrous New World: An Internship in Ivory Coast

Guest Blogger:  Titus Sauerwein studies the MA African Studies at Leiden University. He has just finished his internship in the Ivory Coast. When thinking of Ivory Coast, the average Dutch … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

3 months abroad: daily life in Accra, Ghana

Guest Blogger:  Eline Sleurink, MA in African Studies   What am I doing in Accra? For the past 2.5 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Conducting an internship and research in Africa

Eline is completing her internship and research in Ghana for her master’s programme. Follow her series of guest blogs about her experiences.

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

4 rules for choosing the right Master’s!

Some of you might be very familiar with this situation: You’re in the 3rd year of your Bachelor’s and everybody keeps asking you, “So what are you going to do for your Master’s?” …Silence… … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment