The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

My Survival Guide for the Exam Period

It’s New Year, and the new semester is just around the corner! First, however, many of us Leideners need to survive the second block exam period, and hence, I decided … Continue reading

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January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dutch Connection (part 1): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.

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January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Honours – Is it worth it?

Yesterday was Honours Graduation and I thought it might be interesting to quickly summarize what Honours program actually is (well, at least how I experienced it). “You will be able to develop your … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

How did I end up to Leiden and how do I feel about it now? 

I am one of those Leiden bachelor students who attained a degree from another field and some work experience before moving here. In October, I got to meet my fellow … Continue reading

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November 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

Learning Dutch???

Most international students I started with left the Netherlands after graduation (see this article about the ceremony ) to continue their studies elsewhere (or to travel and work and think about … Continue reading

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October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Targeting Homesickness: managing exam time whilst hankering for home.

Your study abroad experience is very much a personal journey. And although the benefits of embarking on such a journey are manifold, practicing healthy coping strategies, especially when things don’t … Continue reading

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October 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Leiden University: Where Science Meets Philosophy in the Realm of Natural Beauty

Suppose you are attending a university to study a social science course and suddenly discovered that your classrooms are being taken at a full functioning, nearly four hundred years old … Continue reading

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October 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

My Favorite Cafes to Study in Leiden

I’m one of those people who cannot study at home. My cozy bed is always too tempting and that’s why I always go to the Library. Well, lets say I used … Continue reading

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October 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Goodbye Leiden Uni, welcome Dutch job market!

Just like a bunch of other students, and some fellow bloggers from TheLeidener, I just graduated from my programme at Leiden University! The MA is done. Farewell, my beloved Asian … Continue reading

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September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bachelor is done…

  I did it … three busy, exciting and enjoyable years of my Bachelor “International Studies” are over, and now I am very much looking forward to my Graduation on … Continue reading

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August 16, 2016 · 2 Comments