The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Life, research and Leiden!

Guest Blogger: Francianne dos Santos Velho Programme: MA Latin American Studies My name is Francianne dos Santos Velho, I am 27 years old and I was born and raised in … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thank You, and See You!

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

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get the thesis party started

5 practical tips/tricks/tools for writing a paper, essay or thesis!

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to overcome presentation fright

The time has come. You did your best for at least one semester, you worked long hours, you lost your sleep, you even neglected your personal hygiene. You were worried you … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Coco Chanel in The Hague

Actually, my first post should be a story about a successful trip to the Coco Chanel exhibition … but read yourself what happened. About a month ago, I bought the … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Love and missing in Leiden

It’s not often that I mix business with pleasure. I like to think of myself as a strict professional when it comes to this blog, as evidenced by so many … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Sneak peek at A Midsummer Night’s Dream by LEF

After finally handing in the first chapter of my BA thesis this week, and realising that this huge mountain that seemed insurmountable for so long might just have turned into … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Think Monday, Think Noordermarkt

Do you have plans for this Monday? Yes, you read it right, I did say Monday and by plans I did not mean sleep (or lack of it). Some might … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

A windmill revolution

Leideners, like many citizens of the world today, will no doubt be suffering from a collective food coma of epic proportions. If I’m anywhere near the mark, having been filled … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spreken or not to speak?

So you’re coming to the Netherlands… Your friends are amused at the whole situation: You don’t speak a word of Dutch, so how are you supposed to follow a whole … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment