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

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

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August 31, 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

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Perks of Studying and Living in Leiden (2/2) – Oh You Beautiful Leiden

*Warning: the following content may contain an overload of pictures* Having lived in Leiden for only two months, I have already fell deeply in love with this city. Every week … Continue reading

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November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment