THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Cheap getaways: pt. 1 – Ghent

Here in Leiden we really are at the “doorstep of Europe”! Even after several months, I am still amazed by how incredibly close everything is. This comes in handy when … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

A One-Day Trip to the Carnival in Maastricht

The carnival is an amazing tradition, and an interesting one, since not all cities in the Netherlands celebrate it. It’s fun and energizing, and definitely something worth experiencing, especially for … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

Getting out of Leiden

Despite how beautiful and charming Leiden is, there is one thing all students in Leiden seem to love doing: leaving it! Leiden is perfectly located in the center of the … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (3/3): Back home

February 2019: One month has passed since I came back home from exchange at the University of Sydney. My Australian semester’s been it all: challenging, eye-opening, beautiful, educating, inspiring and of course … Continue reading

March 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Which NS Subscription is Right for You?

There is probably nowhere you cannot reach with public transportation in the Netherlands. Whether you live in Leiden or The Hague and need to travel in between for your lectures … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

An internship at one of Uganda’s biggest newspapers – Part 1

Guest blogger: Donna de Weijer, MA African Studies It has been two weeks since I arrived in Kampala, Uganda, and time has flown by. Surprisingly enough, getting used to my … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

My African Experience: Part 1, the beginning

Guest blogger: Erik van der Zanden, MA African Studies What am I doing in Kampala, Uganda? While this is my fifth time in eight years that I visit Uganda, it … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hebei Normal University for Nationalities

Hello everyone! My name is Henriëtte Hofman I am enrolled in the Asian Studies Research Master. In this programme, students get the chance to go abroad for one semester to … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (2/3): Halfway

Ten weeks ago, I stepped into the airplane to the other side of the world. Time flies you’re having fun – almost halfway through the exchange adventure. Let me organize … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in the Sun

As autumn creeps in and deadlines get closer, sometimes you need a weekend away to recharge and relax. Leiden’s proximity to Amsterdam Schiphol airport mean that you’re well situated to … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

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