THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations As my last semester at Leiden University wraps up, and I wait for my thesis grade, I look back at my experience in … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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