THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

COVID and Needing to Stay Switched On

The COVID-19 outbreak has initiated one of the biggest real time social experiments: what are the effects of staying at home for everything? Close to 3 billion people around the … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Year in Quarantine

It has been a year since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. I remember the exact moment when I found out that Leiden was going into a lockdown. I was … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

An internship in times of a global pandemic: part 2

Guest blogger: Marly van den Boom, MA African Studies Hi all! Hope you are doing well and had fun during that one short week of snow. You can call it … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

Doing an Internship in a Pandemic – Part 2

In my last article I noted down points that I found helped when I was working in a pandemic. Many of these things revolved around having a set working palce … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

International Studies: Starting your Area Studies

With the start of the new year it is also the start of the new semester. I am now going into my final semester at Leiden university but it got … Continue reading

December 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Missing the library

Quarantine has made all of our productivity suffer and it’s really unfortunate. I know many of us have shared or written posts on productivity and motivation but I don’t really … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Associations

As a new student to the Netherlands, getting involved in your university is a top priority. It’s an avenue for friendships, engaging in your hobbies and can always be useful … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

An Interview: Third Year During Corona

After spending two whole years studying in the Hague, third year had built up many expectations for students throughout their bachelor’s degree. Third year for many, including myself, was supposed … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Getting Help During COVID-19

COVID-19 affected/affects all of us in some ways. Could have been socially, professionally or academically. It might seem daunting to ask for help, but believe me, there are many options. … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

What is a BSA?

One of the key words for a Dutch first year is BSA. The term can strike fear into every single first year student – those three little letters hold so … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

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