THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Moving in With Friends Part 2

My previous post addressed how to decide whether you should move in with your friends or not. If you’re here then you went through the steps and decided that you … Continue reading

July 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Studying remotely in the times of Covid-19

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations This past semester has certainly been a challenge for all students and professors. For us, starting our masters in February 2020, the lock-down … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up your stay in Leiden pt. II

Wrapping up your stay in Leiden pt. II The time has come. You have finished your studies and are now preparing to start a new chapter. Perhaps, you will continue … Continue reading

June 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up your stay in Leiden pt. I

As the academic year is coming to an end, many international students have to start thinking about their departure. But what does leaving the Netherlands actually mean? On the one … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Welcome to University Politics!

Did you know that students actually have a voice in the inner politics of Leiden University? We have several student parties and you can run for different positions, like a … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Moving in With Friends – Part 1

As the school year comes to end, many of your student housing contracts may also be coming to an end. I understand that many of you will be looking to … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Coming back after lockdown

The Netherlands are slowly easing the Corona restrictions, which prompts a lot of international students to come back from their temporary exile. If you are coming (back) to the Netherlands … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to get a cheap Dutch course

If you’re moving to the Netherlands this summer, chances are you’re not exactly fluent in Dutch. That’s totally fine. After all, the Dutch are known for speaking very good English. … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sun is out – and so are we!

You did it – you finished the academic year! Normally, this would be the time to go out with your friends, but with all the Corona restrictions this might not … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Writing Your Thesis During Lockdown

When I officially started to write my bachelor thesis in February, I told my friends that I’d love to do one of those writing retreats. In my imagination, that’s a … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 2 Comments