The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Where to Find the Best Study Spots

As the term goes on, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to study at the weekend, and hence finding that perfect study spot is critical. Sit in a bad place and you … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Introverts in class discussions: “I hate having my name called on, it feels like I’m placed under a microscope”

Students doing their bachelor’s or master’s in Leiden University, especially at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, may be familiar with doing well in work groups as an integral … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

Reflecting on the First Two Weeks of Masters

So, unbelievably, the first two weeks of Masters classes are over, and it feels like I’ve been here two months. People tell you Masters are hard, but I don’t feel … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Trip to Madurodam: Miniature Netherlands

Towards the end of August, I concocted the idea of cycling to Madurodam, a sort of model village for the entirety of the Netherlands. Honestly, the prospect of the 20km … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writers in The Hague: Mohsin Hamid

It isn’t every day that world-renowned authors come to The Hague’s Paard van Troje to speak. But, every now and then, Border Kitchen, a local literary organisation, brings some of the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Associations for Internationals

When it comes to student associations, there is something for everyone in Leiden: from sports to study. You can find out about all the associations here but there some that are specifically for … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Life, research and Leiden!

Guest Blogger: Francianne dos Santos Velho Programme: MA Latin American Studies My name is Francianne dos Santos Velho, I am 27 years old and I was born and raised in … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

A few tips for prospective bike owners

Have you just moved to Leiden and are looking for a bicycle? Cycling is definitely the fastest way of getting around in Leiden. A bicycle is even a necessity if, … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Dutch Connection (part 2): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

A year has passed since my involvement with AIESEC The Netherlands’ the Nour Project and my related cultural exchange to Irbid, Jordan. Indeed, as returning readers may have noticed, a … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Furnish and Decorate Your Room on a Budget

Looking for a place to stay during your studies in Leiden, you may either choose a furnished room or an unfurnished room. Of course, those choosing unfurnished rooms then need … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment