THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Chat with a Student

Hi everyone! It has been a while I haven’t posted any blogs here. So, I decided to talk about one of the things kept me busy during the last couple … Continue reading

July 27, 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

How to get a cheap Dutch course

If you’re moving to the Netherlands this summer, chances are you’re not exactly fluent in Dutch. That’s totally fine. After all, the Dutch are known for speaking very good English. … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Writing Your Thesis During Lockdown

When I officially started to write my bachelor thesis in February, I told my friends that I’d love to do one of those writing retreats. In my imagination, that’s a … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Starting Your Studies in September? – What You Should Know

When University closed in March, few of us expected it to last this long. Now, it has been announced that we can expect the coming semester to be a bit … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

IBP – After 3 Years

As I’m about to finish my thesis, I can’t help looking back at the last three years in Leiden. It’s definitely been an adventure – academically as well as personally … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Here´s why you don´t have to worry about the Intro Weeks being cancelled

According to the government, all public events until September 1st have been cancelled – I assume this goes for the Introduction weeks too. HOP week and First Years Weekend (FYW) … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Drafting a Letter of Recommendation

It’s easy to forget, but there is a life after Leiden University. Perhaps you’re planning to continue your studies elsewhere, or maybe you’re looking for your first real job. Either … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Virtual Exchange

In the last weeks, basically all parts of our lives have moved online. For us students, this has led to a lot of online-lectures and workgroups that now start with … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

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