The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Five Reasons Why I Like Studying in Leiden

Spring is coming! In the Netherlands, it is known as the time of the year when tulips and other flowers are in bloom, people spend more and more time outside, … Continue reading

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February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Thank You, and See You!

Leiden University, thank you for everything, and see you later!

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July 31, 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

End of Semester: You Can Do It!

  I do not even need to guess it; yes, you must be struggling with exams or papers at this point of the academic year. The end of semester is … Continue reading

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May 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

5 reasons to study abroad — while you’re abroad!

5 reasons for studying abroad (while you’re already abroad), that go beyond the typical ‘boosting your CV’ and ‘escaping Dutch weather’.

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March 30, 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

Afternoon Tea Time!

I am aware that half of our semester has already passed and everyone is quite busy preparing for midterms, theses, etc. But, as the old saying goes, all work and no … Continue reading

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March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Glimpse of Studying Asian Studies at Leiden University

Oh boy, it has been nearly six months since I first wrote something for TheLeidener, but I have not written anything about my major! This time, I will tell you … Continue reading

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February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment