THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Coming back after lockdown

The Netherlands are slowly easing the Corona restrictions, which prompts a lot of international students to come back from their temporary exile. If you are coming (back) to the Netherlands … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Writing Your Thesis During Lockdown

When I officially started to write my bachelor thesis in February, I told my friends that I’d love to do one of those writing retreats. In my imagination, that’s a … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Starting Your Studies in September? – What You Should Know

When University closed in March, few of us expected it to last this long. Now, it has been announced that we can expect the coming semester to be a bit … Continue reading

May 23, 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

It’s Time For Your Own Book Club!

When we first got to know each other in the introduction week, my friends and I had a big list of things we wanted to do during our time at … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staying in Contact in Times of Corona

“Hi, how are you doing?” It’s a simple sentence, but it’s more important than ever. Nearly two months ago, the University had to close down and life as we knew … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 guide to finding information

The COVID-19 virus is all around us, 24-7. Being isolated and worried about your own health and the health of those around you, is already taking its toll. yet for … Continue reading

April 2, 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