The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Hindi taught me to be patient, not perfect

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Looking down the evergreen slopes of the mountains, the enraged monsoon clouds from earlier that day had changed temperament. They had started drifting downward from … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Where to Find the Best Study Spots

As the term goes on, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to study at the weekend, and hence finding that perfect study spot is critical. Sit in a bad place and you … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Introverts in class discussions: “I hate having my name called on, it feels like I’m placed under a microscope”

Students doing their bachelor’s or master’s in Leiden University, especially at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, may be familiar with doing well in work groups as an integral … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

Reflecting on the First Two Weeks of Masters

So, unbelievably, the first two weeks of Masters classes are over, and it feels like I’ve been here two months. People tell you Masters are hard, but I don’t feel … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I wanted to know when I was about to move to Leiden?

In a couple of days, I’ll have a reason for a little celebration: I have lived two complete years in the Netherlands. And I hope for plenty of more years … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Children at Play – My clinical internship in Germany

I am sending a quick hello from Germany, where I am currently interning at a Clinic for children with neurological problems of all sorts. But why am I here and … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t forget to legalize your Dutch Diploma Certificate after graduation!

I suppose all of you probably have done with your Masters thesis, submitted successfully, and now waiting for the Graduation day. Also I suppose you already have booked your return … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Career Orientation; Take One

I am starting a little series on career orientation to gather a few ideas on how to approach this fuzzy topic. The first part is about career fairs and I … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Wondrous New World: An Internship in Ivory Coast

Guest Blogger:  Titus Sauerwein studies the MA African Studies at Leiden University. He has just finished his internship in the Ivory Coast. When thinking of Ivory Coast, the average Dutch … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

3 months abroad: daily life in Accra, Ghana

Guest Blogger:  Eline Sleurink, MA in African Studies   What am I doing in Accra? For the past 2.5 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 3 Comments