THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Guest blogger: Bianca Mannini, MA International Relations As my last semester at Leiden University wraps up, and I wait for my thesis grade, I look back at my experience in … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Neither Here Nor There

I love being an international student in the Netherlands. You get to experience a new culture, meet so many interesting people and basically reinvent yourself from scratch. Even during the … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Overcome Burnout

As we all have had to deal with living and coping in a pandemic, some of us naturally may be feeling mentally exhausted or burned out. This makes sense as … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Checklist for International Students

Moving to another country is quite stressful even though you have done it several times before. Your mind keeps questioning whether there is anything missed out to avoid a bad … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

How The Netherlands provided me with having families from all around the world?

Being an international student comes with the opportunity to establish friendships with people from various cultures and nations. By hosting thousands of international students every semester, Dutch universities are one … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perks of living in Leiden southern suburbia

Once you get admitted as a student at Leiden University, you might feel as if the most difficult part is behind you; which in a way it is. However, one … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Moving or Visiting? Consider This!

Many great suggestions and tips can be found for students moving to the Netherlands for their bachelor or master studies. However, here are 3 things you should consider even if … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

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

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

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