THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Using Twitter for Academia

Twitter can a be really interesting way to communicate your research to other academics and the public, as well as connect with different academic communities. Beyond just memes and keeping … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Explore The Netherlands on Your Day Off – Saturday in Breda

After my last exam period, this was my first Saturday off. As much as I love being in Leiden, Saturday is the day I enjoy being here the least, because … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Double-edged Sword of IBP

For those of you who plan to study in Leiden, I’m sure many are interested in the International Bachelor of Psychology. It is, after all, one of the most popular … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Fun Forest: A Climbing Adventure with ISN Amsterdam (or: how to find cool activities on Facebook)

Who said that students from Leiden can’t go on activities in other cities? You’ve got it- no one! And when those activities involve things that you can’t do around the … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 4 of Food in Leiden: Potluck!

One of the great joys of studying abroad is being part of the international community. The friends I’ve met since moving here come from all over the world, and with … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Students vs food waste: the Conscious Kitchen initiative

There could be no better follow-up to the climate strikes of these months than to go out and eat delicious and sustainable food, especially if cooked by fellow students. I … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 · 5 Comments

Part 3 of Food in Leiden: Weeknight Dinner

Cooking for yourself is often one of the big shocks of moving away from home, with this made even more challenging by moving to a different country with different produce … Continue reading

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Halfway Through LLM-2: Sweet Insights 

I shared the bittersweet insides from my LLM journey in my article; Halfway Through LLM-1: Bittersweet Insights. But don’t worry, it is not only relatively negative stuff! All those struggles … Continue reading

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Break in sight? – Catch a flight: Milan edition

One of my favorite reasons for being in the Netherlands is the possibility to travel outside of the Netherlands. My masters program is quite demanding, so my free time is … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cheap getaways: pt. 2 – Antwerp

… Here the second part of my two-day trip to Belgium! Day 2\3 – Ghent → Antwerp On the second day we took a train from Ghent to Antwerp (In … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment