THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Home for the Summer

Summer’s here! I have handed in my Linguistics bachelor’s thesis and finished all of my courses for the semester. Normally by this time, I would have planned some kind of … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations As my last semester at Leiden University wraps up, and I wait for my thesis grade, I look back at my experience in … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

International Relations and Organisations: A Review

International Relations and Organisations is described by Leiden University to be a bachelor’s degree where Political Science, global affairs and the dynamics of international cooperation and conflict come together. This … Continue reading

April 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Overcome Burnout

As we all have had to deal with living and coping in a pandemic, some of us naturally may be feeling mentally exhausted or burned out. This makes sense as … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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