The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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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

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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

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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

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March 31, 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

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March 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Learn Dutch with Me – Spring Inspired Vocabulary from The Hague

In this blog post, I discuss my secret Dutch identity and the Dutch speaking dilemma that stems from it. I also hope to introduce you to 25 new The Hague inspired Dutch words, so that you may enhance your own Dutch language learning.

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March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

How did I end up in Accra, Ghana?

By special guest blogger:  Eline Sleurink, African Studies student 2 months and counting in Accra, Ghana For the past 2 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana. … Continue reading

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March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

4 rules for choosing the right Master’s!

Some of you might be very familiar with this situation: You’re in the 3rd year of your Bachelor’s and everybody keeps asking you, “So what are you going to do for your Master’s?” …Silence… … Continue reading

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February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

uit eten!

Passed all the exams of your first semester? The best friend’s birthday is coming up? Your family is finally coming to visit soon? I am sure, that there will be reason to treat … Continue reading

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February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 2)

Here is part two of things that I would like to share with my younger self to make her life a little easier. Hope you enjoy it! 6. Always keep … Continue reading

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February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment