THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Student Housing – Which City Shall I Pick? pt. 2

In the second part of this article, well look at The Hague and the small towns surrounding Leiden. The Hague Just a 10-minute train ride from Leiden, you can find … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Housing – Which City Shall I Pick? pt. 1

As a prospective student, there are a lot of things to consider. A really big question you might be asking yourself right now, is where to live during your studies: … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Global Affairs Minor

As promised, here is a more in-depth review of the Global Affairs minor offered by Leiden University. As the name suggests, Global Affairs is part of Leiden’s International Relations department. … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Meet the Green Kitchen!

Who doesn’t love good food and great company? Add a good cause to the mix, and you have Leiden’s Green Kitchen! The Green Kitchen is a student initiative raising awareness … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · Leave a comment