THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Wrapping up your stay in Leiden pt. II

Wrapping up your stay in Leiden pt. II The time has come. You have finished your studies and are now preparing to start a new chapter. Perhaps, you will continue … Continue reading

June 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coming back after lockdown

The Netherlands are slowly easing the Corona restrictions, which prompts a lot of international students to come back from their temporary exile. If you are coming (back) to the Netherlands … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sun is out – and so are we!

You did it – you finished the academic year! Normally, this would be the time to go out with your friends, but with all the Corona restrictions this might not … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Create Your Own Book Club

Joseph Anderson once said, “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” Considering the strain we’re all under, it’s important to take care of our emotional … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Picking a Book For Your Book Club

I’m always super excited when I get to pick the next book I’m going to read. When choosing one for your book club, there are a couple of things to … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Volunteering During Intro Week

The orientation weeks in Leiden (OWL) are a beloved ritual that most Leiden students participate in. It’s your first real contact with the student life here and many friendships are … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Here´s why you don´t have to worry about the Intro Weeks being cancelled

According to the government, all public events until September 1st have been cancelled – I assume this goes for the Introduction weeks too. HOP week and First Years Weekend (FYW) … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

It’s Time For Your Own Book Club!

When we first got to know each other in the introduction week, my friends and I had a big list of things we wanted to do during our time at … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staying in Contact in Times of Corona

“Hi, how are you doing?” It’s a simple sentence, but it’s more important than ever. Nearly two months ago, the University had to close down and life as we knew … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Pass the Time in Quarantine

One of my friends summarized her situation as “My life is cancelled”, and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. University buildings are closed, many of us are … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment