THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Studying IBP – What you should know before

It is eleven pm, my eyes are definitely working against me and I am sitting at home with my statistics textbook unopened lying next to me. I should be studying … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perks of living in Leiden southern suburbia

Once you get admitted as a student at Leiden University, you might feel as if the most difficult part is behind you; which in a way it is. However, one … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Did you say “Vegan Lasagna”?

Leading a sustainable life is a daily challenge and it can be hard, especially if you are alone in this undertaking. I myself have to admit that I am trying- … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · 1 Comment

The importance of taking a break

This article addresses all students, those who are succeeding in their studies and those who are struggling through difficulties and failures. Luckily enough, you are all good in the end. … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Using Twitter for Academia

Twitter can a be really interesting way to communicate your research to other academics and the public, as well as connect with different academic communities. Beyond just memes and keeping … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Explore The Netherlands on Your Day Off – Saturday in Breda

After my last exam period, this was my first Saturday off. As much as I love being in Leiden, Saturday is the day I enjoy being here the least, because … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Break in sight? – Catch a flight: Milan edition

One of my favorite reasons for being in the Netherlands is the possibility to travel outside of the Netherlands. My masters program is quite demanding, so my free time is … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cheap getaways: pt. 1 – Ghent

Here in Leiden we really are at the “doorstep of Europe”! Even after several months, I am still amazed by how incredibly close everything is. This comes in handy when … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · 4 Comments

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

Which NS Subscription is Right for You?

There is probably nowhere you cannot reach with public transportation in the Netherlands. Whether you live in Leiden or The Hague and need to travel in between for your lectures … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

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