The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (1/4): Pre-departure

As much as I have fallen for Leiden and its people, I – Anna, third year Psychology student – am spending this semester away from my new home. A couple … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Moving Out: Getting Rid of Your Furniture

You’ve finished your study and plan to move out. You own furniture that you need to get rid of in a short period. Here are several options to consider: 1. … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Joys of Dutch Public Transport

Seven months into my year in the Netherlands, and I continue to be amazed by the Dutch public transport system. Not only is it fantastically efficient (I don’t think I … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Spring Room Contest

Heads up to all of Leiden University‘s interior designers, DIY decorators, Pinteresters and Instagrammers: This Spring, we are looking for the prettiest, finest, chicest, most peculiar rooms! Do some spring cleaning, … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tackling loneliness as an international student

  Moving to a new country can be a daunting endeavor, especially moving away from your family and friends. Loneliness among international students, especially mature and graduate students is very … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Balance Working and Studying

I finally reached that point in the year where I had to accept that a part-time job would be a good idea – my savings were dwindling by the day, … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

11 Ways To Kick Start Your Semester

With the next semester approaching fast, here are just a few ways you can get a head start. 1. Draft the letter you’ll send your parents in March detailing your … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment