The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

3 months abroad: daily life in Accra, Ghana

Guest Blogger:  Eline Sleurink, MA in African Studies   What am I doing in Accra? For the past 2.5 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as … Continue reading

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March 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Goodbye Leiden Uni, welcome Dutch job market!

Just like a bunch of other students, and some fellow bloggers from TheLeidener, I just graduated from my programme at Leiden University! The MA is done. Farewell, my beloved Asian … Continue reading

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September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

My how-to-survive-your-thesis-proposal post

This is my how-to-survive-your-thesis-proposal post.  Yes. It deserves it’s own blog post.  Why you ask? Oh no reason, you know, ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT IT WAS LITERALLY A TWO … Continue reading

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March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s it like to be home?

OK OK, those of you who unwittingly were lead to believing that the last post I posted on The Leidener was my last, will have to think again. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

A friendly contract: How to write a thesis before the end of summer

OK, so I don’t know if I’m breaking trade secrecy laws here, but I thought I’d take the time out to describe how I’ve gone about finishing a thesis in … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Becoming legal

Who’s that handsome guy in the picture above? All modesties aside, that’s just me looking sharp in my Dutch residence permit. And for this baby to make its way from … Continue reading

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October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leiden has nothing to do with the German ‘leiden’

Some of you may know what ‘leiden’ actually means in German…well if you didn’t know it means ‘to suffer’. A German friend of mine told this to me when she … Continue reading

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September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment