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

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

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

Apps for Quarantine

With lock-down measures getting tougher again and it doesn’t look like it’s getting easier anytime soon, weeks lie ahead where you probably won’t see your friends. But we still have … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · Leave a comment


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

Join The Leiden MUN Academy!

Hey everyone! Have you been looking for some fun extracurriculars, but Covid sabotaged most of them? Don’t worry, the Leiden MUN Academy got your back! Ok, first things first: What’s … Continue reading

September 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Student Hotel

Just one week left before the semester starts. By now, Leiden and the Hague are full of new, wide-eyed faces. Incoming students are commencing (or already finishing!) their orientation week … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate `Day-Trip to Utrecht` Guide

Hoi, allemal! When you are an international student, first, you would like to explore the country that you study in. Apart from learning the language and the culture, international students … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

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