THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How The Netherlands provided me with having families from all around the world?

Being an international student comes with the opportunity to establish friendships with people from various cultures and nations. By hosting thousands of international students every semester, Dutch universities are one … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Place to Visit: Leiden Christmas Market

The other day, I was a bit bored with studies. I texted my friends for lunch and they told me that they were about to take off for the Christmas … Continue reading

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Winter is Coming to Leiden

Some of you have been looking forward to this, others probably dreaded it. But it is undeniable: Winter has officially reached the Netherlands! The cold season has a special place … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Exams are nearly over – for now!

You’re back from Christmas at home and everyone is asking, “how were the holidays?” The answer you give? “Oh, fine. Yours?” The honest answer: you have been procrastinating and/or crying … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Christmastime in Austria

I have not been writing in quite a long time as the quite miserable weather takes away even the last bit of my creativity. But now that it is just … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

Christmas Market, Dusseldorf Style

Last week, I went for a short getaway to Dusseldorf. It all started with a plan with some of my friends to visit Dusseldorf’s Christmas Market because one of them … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Leidener’s Awesome Winter Break

After struggling for months about whether I should go back to China during the winter break, I finally booked my ticket home. Some Leideners seem to be really good at … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A ‘Woerden’ful Christmas

So it’s December 31st, the last day of this year. I have great memories of it, like every year it was in many ways a roller-coaster ride. I am sure … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

My New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas has finally arrived and the New Year is fast approaching. That means…? Time for New Year’s Resolutions! Yes, I know what you are thinking: “Oh please, those things never … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

10 Authentic Winter-Wonderland Things To Do in the Lowlands:

December is finally upon us. This means a lot of waking up in the dark, ugly winter sweaters (plus thermal tights under your trousers if you’re a chicken about the … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

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