THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations As my last semester at Leiden University wraps up, and I wait for my thesis grade, I look back at my experience in … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Overcome Burnout

As we all have had to deal with living and coping in a pandemic, some of us naturally may be feeling mentally exhausted or burned out. This makes sense as … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Apps for Quarantine

With lock-down measures getting tougher again and it doesn’t look like it’s getting easier anytime soon, weeks lie ahead where you probably won’t see your friends. But we still have … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Board Year in Times of Corona

This summer, I decided to take a board year. In the Netherlands, it’s a pretty big part of student culture and regularly recommended as a career building device. So for … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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