THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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 · Leave a comment

TRAINMORE: A Review

When moving away from home, there are a lot of new things to face. One of those new things being a new routine, I mean even in the COVID era … Continue reading

October 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Things to do when you arrive in The Netherlands

Two years ago, I was in the same position as many of you – I had also just begun my study, moved away from home and to a foreign country. … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Join The Leiden MUN Academy!

Hey everyone! Have you been looking for some fun extracurriculars, but Covid sabotaged most of them? Don’t worry, the Leiden MUN Academy got your back! Ok, first things first: What’s … Continue reading

September 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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