THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Studying remotely in the times of Covid-19

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations This past semester has certainly been a challenge for all students and professors. For us, starting our masters in February 2020, the lock-down … Continue reading

July 3, 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

Picking a Book For Your Book Club

I’m always super excited when I get to pick the next book I’m going to read. When choosing one for your book club, there are a couple of things to … Continue reading

May 4, 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

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