The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Mentoring & Being Mentored

I am a student mentor and it’s great, I really enjoy it. I was a mentor for the introduction days last year and I loved my group of “kids”. I … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam-Part 6

I lay on my bed and closed my eyes to wait for my mobile ringing. However, my friend did not return. I was concerned about him whether he already came … Continue reading

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September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Orientation Week Leiden (OWL) is a great idea!

5 Reasons why OWL week is a great idea It’s August, so the sun is shining and everyone is in holiday-mode. But August also means that its only one month … Continue reading

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August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Volunteering in The Hague – “Giving something back to the community”

During the Grand Opening of our college building in the center of The Hague, the mayor of the city was updating us about the importance of our university in The … Continue reading

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November 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

BASIS Board Round 2

Being on the board of my student organization BASIS for two terms has taught me a lot: from responsibility to how to sit straight when you’re meeting an ambassador, or … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Just Enough Kisses

I’ve been on a long writing break but I’m back for good. When I was thinking of what to write about I was meeting a German and Dutch friend for … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment