A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The Student Hotel

Just one week left before the semester starts. By now, Leiden and the Hague are full of new, wide-eyed faces. Incoming students are commencing (or already finishing!) their orientation week … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Part 4 of Food in Leiden: Potluck!

One of the great joys of studying abroad is being part of the international community. The friends I’ve met since moving here come from all over the world, and with … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dank je wel for everything Nederland. Goodbye!

Guest blogger Hannah Foster spent a year studying in the Netherlands at Leiden University.  This is her last blog post for The Leidener. “Wilt u een bon?” “Nee hoor, dank … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Live Music and LUPride

Live music is one of the great joys in life, and while I may not be at all musical, that doesn’t stop me enjoying it! As part of a New … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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