A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Museum Nacht Amsterdam 2013

Yes, we all know that Leiden is a small town and although I still amaze myself with the little surprises the city presents me every week I find refreshing to … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Experiencing the World Through the Big Screen (or sometimes the small one!)

Being honest, before I joined Leiden University, my main experience of film was cheesy rom-coms, often involving singing and dancing and always with a happy ending. Yet, since being here, … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dealing With Homesickness…

I thought I would write a blog today about homesickness…  As an International student living in an entirely new environment, away from the people you love, it is normal to … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

The beginning of a new tradition?

In Brazil we don´t really celebrate Halloween- with the exception of some kids that go trick or treating only to be frustrated by the candy offer and some random Halloween … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eating and drinking my way around the world

Did you guys make it along to Scheltema yesterday to spend some time at the ISN Cultural Festival? It was loads of fun! The sun was shining and everyone I … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

ISN Cultural Festival on Saturday

Every year, ISN hold a cultural festival in Leiden, celebrating and showcasing all the various nationalities of the international student body at Leiden University. Students form groups to represent their … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Eat around the world: The ISN cooking club. Interview with gourmet chef Mason Carney

One thing that really characterises my student lifestyle here in Leiden is the tradition of meeting up with a bunch of people to make dinner together. At my previous Uni, … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dance Dance Dance

Having lived in the Netherlands for 2 years now, I have danced at Einstein’s quite a few times and I believe I have gained quite a good impression about the … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cheap Eats!

With the first floor of the library finally renovated, and thesis deadlines looming on the horizon, you may be finding yourself spending more time in the library in the evenings. … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Leiden Advent Calendar – 24 tips to treat yourself during the Christmas season (Part 1)

I just love Christmas time. Everything is decorated, it smells like cinnamon and cookies and the whole city is illuminated. The earlier nightfall doesn’t matter anymore, and the city turns … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

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