THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The 5 best cafés in Leiden in 2022

Great news! The Dutch lockdown is over and we can finally take in the beautiful Dutch weather and go out to our favourite terraces and cafés once again. But which … Continue reading

March 22, 2022 · 1 Comment

Home for the Summer

Summer’s here! I have handed in my Linguistics bachelor’s thesis and finished all of my courses for the semester. Normally by this time, I would have planned some kind of … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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 · 1 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

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