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

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

February 23, 2017 · 5 Comments

BA “International Studies” Graduation in the Pieterskerk

  What a wonderful day! To be said in advance: The ceremony in the church was professionally organised with a lot of heart, which created an unforgettable experience to conclude … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You, and See You!

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

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Back to The Hague

Moving back to The Hague is exciting, but there are things that I miss about Leiden. Check out this post if you are interested to know the details!

July 7, 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

May 12, 2016 · 1 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

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hands-on classes: a museum exhibition experience

Last Thursday I witnessed a very cool thing! I went with a couple of friends to the opening night of an exhibition about Buddhism at Leiden’s Museum Volkenkunde (the museum … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Studying at the Leiden University Libraries

I used to be a student who hated libraries to a great extent. My previous BA programme was based in The Hague, not in Leiden; therefore, I could only go … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Biking Trip: Leiden to Den Haag

Of course, as someone who lives in Leiden, Den Haag is like a second city for me. It is like the city to go to whenever I want to hang … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment