The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Student Associations for Internationals

When it comes to student associations, there is something for everyone in Leiden: from sports to study. You can find out about all the associations here but there some that are specifically for … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting Sporty

  Inspired by the amazing weather (seriously, 20 degrees in the last day of March feels like a blessing in the Netherlands) ISN decided to put together a small (but … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer Cantus

One of the main complaints I hear from international students in Leiden, and in the Netherlands as a whole, is that it is not exactly easy to develop a friendship … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

NL vs. COL

I am not one to frequently resort to clichés when describing countries and their population. However there is one particular cliché associated with brazilians that fit me like a glove…”Brazilians … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Museum Nacht Amsterdam 2013

Yes, we all know that Leiden is a small town and although I still amaze myself with the little surprises the city presents me every week I find refreshing to … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

The beginning of a new tradition?

In Brazil we don´t really celebrate Halloween- with the exception of some kids that go trick or treating only to be frustrated by the candy offer and some random Halloween … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dance Dance Dance

Having lived in the Netherlands for 2 years now, I have danced at Einstein’s quite a few times and I believe I have gained quite a good impression about the … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Your first week in lovely Leiden? The Leidener welcomes the new students

Hello dear new arrivals, I hope you have had a great journey and arrived save and sound in this wonderful town?! Doesn’t it look like a winter wonderland at the … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Upcoming intro days

I love that feeling of the start of a new term. September is almost here, I’ve bought some shiny new pens, and on Thursday and Friday Leiden Uni is holding … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 4 Comments