The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Last semester I was enthralled by the Dutch Painting course (Dutch Painting 1400-1950: introduction to the Art History of the Netherlands) that I took as part of my Erasmus exchange. This … Continue reading

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February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 1)

…sometime in the beginning of my journey abroad (or any time thereafter that I have moved countries…) It is not like I have some exceptional experience in comparison to everyone … Continue reading

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January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Travel Cheap Within Europe

One of the major reasons I choose Netherlands instead of USA, Australia, Korea, Japan and UK (not within Schengen Countries) is that I can travel within 26 European countries with … Continue reading

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January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

February – a 30-day challenge made 11% easier

“Life is habit,” says Samuel Beckett. Habits are our most productive and un-productive traits. Luckily, we can change them. Scholarly studies and self-help clickbait agree that new habits can be … Continue reading

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January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me a Better Student?

I am one of those people who usually spend hours and hours looking for the perfect new calendar for the coming year. Yes, I know it might sound silly since … Continue reading

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January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

And there is coffee, too! – on studying Stats

What are the first things that come to your mind if your read the term “Statistics”? Misleading graphs in newspapers, exit polls on election day or maybe something about probabilities … Continue reading

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January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Street Market at Leiden: Shop Fresh, Healthy and Cheap

Weekly shopping has always been one of the crucial issues for most of the university students. It is also an integral part of staying healthy during intense study load of … Continue reading

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January 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Part of Being an International

Leiden University exposes you to a lot of different cultures. The Dutch culture, despite being very friendly and open, can be difficult to become accustomed to. There are many ways to experience Dutch … Continue reading

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January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Survival Guide for the Exam Period

It’s New Year, and the new semester is just around the corner! First, however, many of us Leideners need to survive the second block exam period, and hence, I decided … Continue reading

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January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dutch Connection (part 1): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project

The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.

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January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment