THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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 · 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

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

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

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

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

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