THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

IBP – After 3 Years

As I’m about to finish my thesis, I can’t help looking back at the last three years in Leiden. It’s definitely been an adventure – academically as well as personally … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Create Your Own Book Club

Joseph Anderson once said, “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” Considering the strain we’re all under, it’s important to take care of our emotional … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Picking a Book For Your Book Club

I’m always super excited when I get to pick the next book I’m going to read. When choosing one for your book club, there are a couple of things to … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Here´s why you don´t have to worry about the Intro Weeks being cancelled

According to the government, all public events until September 1st have been cancelled – I assume this goes for the Introduction weeks too. HOP week and First Years Weekend (FYW) … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Student Housing – Which City Shall I Pick? pt. 2

In the second part of this article, well look at The Hague and the small towns surrounding Leiden. The Hague Just a 10-minute train ride from Leiden, you can find … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Podcasts to Listen to During Quarantine

I know that quarantine feels like it has no end in sight and there are really only so many shows on Netflix to watch. Plus, staring at a screen all … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

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