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

The End of a Degree: Taking a Gap Year

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 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

The End of a Degree: Applying for Your Master’s Programme

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

May 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Neither Here Nor There

I love being an international student in the Netherlands. You get to experience a new culture, meet so many interesting people and basically reinvent yourself from scratch. Even during the … Continue reading

May 11, 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

International Relations and Organisations: A Review

International Relations and Organisations is described by Leiden University to be a bachelor’s degree where Political Science, global affairs and the dynamics of international cooperation and conflict come together. This … Continue reading

April 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Overcome Burnout

As we all have had to deal with living and coping in a pandemic, some of us naturally may be feeling mentally exhausted or burned out. This makes sense as … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Outdoors in the Hague

As we are nearing the end of the winter, the great outdoors is becoming increasingly accessible. With longer days and warmer nights there are so many more options for entertainment. … Continue reading

April 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

COVID and Needing to Stay Switched On

The COVID-19 outbreak has initiated one of the biggest real time social experiments: what are the effects of staying at home for everything? Close to 3 billion people around the … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Year in Quarantine

It has been a year since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. I remember the exact moment when I found out that Leiden was going into a lockdown. I was … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

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