The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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

March 27, 2016 · 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

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

You Can Never Fully Leave a Place

Recently elections were held in Turkey and this brought up a lot of debate in the public sphere, a lot has been said and a lot has been discussed. I … Continue reading

November 6, 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

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

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Is Your Home

13th of June. It’s late at night and something amazing is happening. It’s the second day of the FIFA World Cup and The Netherlands is playing against Spain. Now you … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Housing Games

-Oh hey, how was that house you went to look at today? -Umm… It was… weird. Very weird. -What do you mean? Well here’s what I mean: We are three … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Piece Vintage

It’s 9am on a Sunday. Why am I up so early? Two reasons: 1)      A friend wanted to thank me and my roommate for opening up our place for a … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Go Dutch Go Orange – Part Two

You know how some days you just get up and say “Today, I am gonna be productive.” …and then you take a nap? Well, that is like my daily routine … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment