THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

It’s Time For Your Own Book Club!

When we first got to know each other in the introduction week, my friends and I had a big list of things we wanted to do during our time at … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staying in Contact in Times of Corona

“Hi, how are you doing?” It’s a simple sentence, but it’s more important than ever. Nearly two months ago, the University had to close down and life as we knew … Continue reading

April 18, 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

The Trials and Tribulations of a Student During COVID-19

Despite its seeming isolation in Asia, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic left me disconcerted from its very start. Watching the news left me wary of the impacts the virus … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 guide to finding information

The COVID-19 virus is all around us, 24-7. Being isolated and worried about your own health and the health of those around you, is already taking its toll. yet for … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Global Affairs Minor

As promised, here is a more in-depth review of the Global Affairs minor offered by Leiden University. As the name suggests, Global Affairs is part of Leiden’s International Relations department. … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Do Not Digitally Distance Yourself!

Hi everyone! First and foremost, I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy during this outbreak. I heard about the news that the university will be closed until April 1st … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Apps for Quarantine

With lockdown measures getting tougher and Uni is basically cancelled in person, weeks lie ahead where you probably won’t see your friends. But we still have social media! As a … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Pass the Time in Quarantine

One of my friends summarized her situation as “My life is cancelled”, and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. University buildings are closed, many of us are … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tips to Avoid Anxiety during the Coronavirus Pandemic

As I’m sure many of you were aware, the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019) has disrupted many places around the world. And as of Thursday, it was announced that all face-to-face … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment