THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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

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

Volunteering During Intro Week

The orientation weeks in Leiden (OWL) are a beloved ritual that most Leiden students participate in. It’s your first real contact with the student life here and many friendships are … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Here´s why you don´t have to worry about the Intro Weeks being cancelled

According to the government, all public events until September 1st have been cancelled – I assume this goes for the Introduction weeks too. HOP week and First Years Weekend (FYW) … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

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