The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

BAIS Done, What’s Next?

The question: “So what are you gonna do after this?” had been a very intimidating one, in the past that is and luckily not anymore! I remember this one boat … Continue reading

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August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Am I Finally Integrating?

After a day of cycling for more than 15km,  running to the beach because it’s a sunny day and spending some time at the tulip fields I find myself asking … Continue reading

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May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

That Feeling of Belonging

Let’s start with a warning: I am likely to write several “Saying Goodbye” or “As The End Approaches” sort of posts in the upcoming months, especially since I like to … Continue reading

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May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – Second Semester

This is a follow up to the post: What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – First Semester I’ve had a very different outlook as I came back from … Continue reading

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March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – First Semester

When it comes to the BA International Studies program, the third year first semester is where you have the most space for movement and choice. Until this point most classes … Continue reading

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March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You – A Post About Ankara

On the 13th of March there was an explosion in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, it was the third attack in the last five months. According to the most recent … Continue reading

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March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Winter Wonderland

8th of December! 8th of December! Save the date! This is what I started telling my boyfriend probably more than a month before the actual date that is 8th of … Continue reading

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December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Rrrollend around The Hague

What is the best way to cure a hangover you say? My answer will be: Food Truck Festival! (Speaking from recent experience…) This was a three day event that started … Continue reading

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September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Friends: You Win Some, You Lose Some

But this one goes out to the dearest ones that we keep in our hearts if not by our side! You are going to a university abroad. This means new … Continue reading

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September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment