The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

From a lecture room in Leiden to the avenues of Accra: what has and hasn’t been useful?

Guest Blogger Eline Sleurink, MA African Studies What am I doing in Accra? For the past 3 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as part of … Continue reading

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March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Throwback: China in The Hague and sweet memories of celebration

The last few months have been Hell! My savings are finishing, looking for a job is hard when you’re still studying and don’t have much time, and especially THESIS!! It … Continue reading

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May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Excellence through Diversity” at Leiden University

On Thursday November 7, I had the chance to attend the “Excellence through Diversity” Symposium in Leiden at the Faculty of Law. On this conference, the participants could “discuss the … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

All Things Alternative in Leiden

My desk has officially become my new best friend. Buried under a pile of books, I’ve been writing papers, preparing presentations, trying to keep up with a monstrous amount of … Continue reading

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November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Just Enough Kisses

I’ve been on a long writing break but I’m back for good. When I was thinking of what to write about I was meeting a German and Dutch friend for … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

A tale of Brazil

As this blog is about international students’ experiences in Leiden, I was actually gonna write a post about my attempt on  cooking Brazilian feijão (beans) without a pressure cooker. But … Continue reading

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June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maak ik een biertje

With my thesis handed in and the sun making eventual appearances in Leiden, it’s time to talk about things that matter… like beer. As a student blog, this is a … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sneak peek at A Midsummer Night’s Dream by LEF

After finally handing in the first chapter of my BA thesis this week, and realising that this huge mountain that seemed insurmountable for so long might just have turned into … Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neighbourhood watch, Leiden style

I’m writing to tell you that the map of Leiden that we’re so used to seeing, which is effectively a kind of oblong with canals crisscrossing it, is in fact … Continue reading

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April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment