THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A Board Year in Times of Corona

This summer, I decided to take a board year. In the Netherlands, it’s a pretty big part of student culture and regularly recommended as a career building device. So for … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Living by Yourself

Moving to the Netherlands, by yourself, is daunting enough in isolation. Add on top of that the new experience of living by yourself, it can sometimes seem like an impossible … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

An Interview: First Year During Corona

As a third-year student in the Netherlands, I have had very little insight into the experience of starting one’s first year during this pandemic. I cannot imagine how different it … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · 2 Comments

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

Doing A Virtual Internship – Tips and Tricks

As international students, we have been adapting to the new normal since early days of 2020. Personally, I feel so lucky that, thanks to our academic staff, the shift from … Continue reading

August 19, 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

The Netherlands in Miniature – the Madurodam

Hi, everyone! As you might have noticed from my previous blogs, nowadays I am trying to visit some of the must-see places of the Netherlands. Lately, I have been seeing … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Finally! – Moco Museum, visited.

The Netherlands have hundreds of museums, which you can find 13 of them in Leiden all in walking distance of one another, exhibit millions of historical and artistry pieces. While … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Let’s Have a Boat Tour in Breukelen!

A true Dutch experience for a Leiden University student is not complete without a cruise through the canals of Leiden. To celebrate your graduation or to say farewell to Leiden … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

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