THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Conquering the Ocean: Almere

Called as the land below the sea, the Dutch has probably the most expertise on earth on managing water and keep the water from flooding the lands that are below … Continue reading

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 2

An advantage of workgroups is that students are compelled to form their own opinion and to intervene during class. However, the participation grade might push many to speak even if … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 1

When I applied to study at Leiden University, I was aware of the profound differences between my home country’s higher education system and the Dutch one, but spending a year … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Modern Tradition: Backpacks on Flagpoles

Did you spot the backpacks hanging on the flagpole of many houses, along with a Dutch flag, last month? Not only backpacks but if you look closer you could see … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

The City in the North: Groningen

At the end of last month, I had the chance to visit Groningen, thanks to an interview I had there. I actually visited the city before, with my best friend … Continue reading

July 23, 2019 · 4 Comments

Cuteness Overload: Dutch Dog Breeds

Members of our families, best friends for life, our furry cute companions: dogs! Many Dutch families have a pet and it often is a dog. There are 11 dog breeds … Continue reading

May 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

4th and 5th of May for Netherlands: Remembrance and Liberation Days

5th of May: Liberation Day If you have been wondering what the sirens you probably heard this morning were for; it is 5th of May, the anniversary of the liberation … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Moving or Visiting? Consider This!

Many great suggestions and tips can be found for students moving to the Netherlands for their bachelor or master studies. However, here are 3 things you should consider even if … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Sun-kissed and inspired

It is probably not news that the weather in the Netherlands is less than optimal (and that is an understatement). In fact many of my international friends experience vitamin D … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

A bit of summer in winter

Just when I thought this winter was never going to end, it couldn’t get any colder and I had lost my third pair of gloves (I’m not even kidding…unfortunately), February … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · 6 Comments

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