The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Leiden’s Internationals: ISN Cultural Festival

Leiden’s biggest cultural event of the year – what a success! Since 2007, you can experience music, dance, cuisine and traditions from various countries at the International Cultural Festival. Two weeks ago, it … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kamer gezocht?

It’s not a secret: Finding a room or an appartment in Leiden is quite a challenge – especially for students coming from abroad. But after sending outside  countless mails and seeing rooms … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Holidays for a day?

Of course, many of us have made UB their living room since upcoming exams, deadlines and presentations don’t leave a lot of spare time. But, even though May at university isn’t that pretty, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spring Beauty – Hortus Botanicus Leiden

I always knew Leiden is astonishingly beautiful but it wasn’t until last week I realised that I’ve haven’t been to one of the best places. The botanic garden, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, is a must visit once you’re here!

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bittersweet – last days of being a student

I started school when I was just 7 years old, without ever having seen the inside of a kindergarten. Last week, I just got the anxiously awaited confirmation for graduation … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in Copenhagen

If you feel like a short weekend trip away from the Netherlands, and you have a few pennies to spare, a visit to Copenhagen is the perfect weekend away. The … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why you shouldn’t prepare for an internship and research project abroad

3 months in Accra, Ghana I have just returned from 3 months in Ghana. In Ghana, I was working at Impact Hub Accra as part of my combined internship and … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Uprise Festival – startup scene options

Today is one of those sunny days when we all might feel it is time to put the work to one side, and just enjoy the day. Yet, there are … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three things that make Leiden University international

I am just about to graduate from my (longer than expected) Master’s degree in Humanities. That chapter about to close has got me thinking as to how did I even … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

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