THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Reasons To Become A Student Representative – Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I mentioned making new friends and knowing them better as well as developing your skills as the first two reasons to be a … Continue reading

July 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reasons To Become A Student Representative – Part 1

Hoi, allemaal! By doing a master, you do not only acquire academic and professional skills but also foster your personal development in many aspects. One way to develop new skills, … Continue reading

July 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Be A (Virtual) Traveler

Hello everyone! Last year, I was an exchange student at Utrecht University. Although I was planning to stay in the Netherlands in order to obtain my master’s degree, I was … Continue reading

July 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Moving in With Friends Part 2

My previous post addressed how to decide whether you should move in with your friends or not. If you’re here then you went through the steps and decided that you … Continue reading

July 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Studying remotely in the times of Covid-19

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations This past semester has certainly been a challenge for all students and professors. For us, starting our masters in February 2020, the lock-down … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

Welcome to University Politics!

Did you know that students actually have a voice in the inner politics of Leiden University? We have several student parties and you can run for different positions, like a … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Moving in With Friends – Part 1

As the school year comes to end, many of your student housing contracts may also be coming to an end. I understand that many of you will be looking to … Continue reading

June 17, 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

How to get a cheap Dutch course

If you’re moving to the Netherlands this summer, chances are you’re not exactly fluent in Dutch. That’s totally fine. After all, the Dutch are known for speaking very good English. … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

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