THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The importance of taking a break

This article addresses all students, those who are succeeding in their studies and those who are struggling through difficulties and failures. Luckily enough, you are all good in the end. … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Using Twitter for Academia

Twitter can a be really interesting way to communicate your research to other academics and the public, as well as connect with different academic communities. Beyond just memes and keeping … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Explore The Netherlands on Your Day Off – Saturday in Breda

After my last exam period, this was my first Saturday off. As much as I love being in Leiden, Saturday is the day I enjoy being here the least, because … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 4 of Food in Leiden: Potluck!

One of the great joys of studying abroad is being part of the international community. The friends I’ve met since moving here come from all over the world, and with … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 3 of Food in Leiden: Weeknight Dinner

Cooking for yourself is often one of the big shocks of moving away from home, with this made even more challenging by moving to a different country with different produce … Continue reading

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Break in sight? – Catch a flight: Milan edition

One of my favorite reasons for being in the Netherlands is the possibility to travel outside of the Netherlands. My masters program is quite demanding, so my free time is … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

On missing food from home (or How to get Mexican ingredients in Leiden)

Having been living in the Netherlands for almost two years now, one of the things I miss the most from home is food, and I’m sure I’m not the only … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · 3 Comments

Getting your inner artist out in Leiden

I find that being creative, doing art, and making stuff with your hands is an excellent hobby to enjoy apart from the everyday load of studying, reading and writing, it … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Sun-kissed and inspired

It is probably not news that the weather in the Netherlands is less than optimal (and that is an understatement). In fact many of my international friends experience vitamin D … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living your best (green) life!

This past week has been the University’s sustainability week, a great initiative by Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) to bring attention to consuming consciously, green options in Leiden and the … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

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