The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Managing anxiety in higher education studies

Anxiety can affect any of us, with some studies suggesting that 1 in 5 students experience anxiety during their studies. Moving abroad to a new environment can exacerbate these feelings, … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (2/4): 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

EXAMS ahead

Although it feels like summer break has ended yesterday, it’s been a while since we traded travel guides for Web of Science. Congrats – we are almost halfway trough semester … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Monthly Nederlands (October edition)

A great thing about living abroad in Holland: the level of English. There are not only a lot of internationals but also most Dutchies are open to switch languages for … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leiden’s Musea

No matter if family and friends are visiting or you have a day off – autumn is the ideal time for a culture day! With its 13 museums, Leiden is … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam survival guide

Let’s be real. Our first time in the Dutch capital was purely overwhelming: Crowds, souvenir shops and no sense of orientation. I vividly remember my friends and me walking into … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Destination Down Under – My Semester Abroad in Australia (1/4): Pre-departure

As much as I have fallen for Leiden and its people, I – Anna, third year Psychology student – am spending this semester away from my new home. A couple … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to: Utrecht

Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot. And large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Finding motivation for writing your thesis (or for any course project)

Last week we entered the fourth quarter of the year and for me that means my thesis deadline is closer than ever. As the weather keeps getting better and better, … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment