The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Keeping on track with big research projects

For long term research projects, such as your thesis or group assignments, keeping on track with work and making sure you don’t fall behind can be difficult. I know for … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Study tips for chronic pain

Many disabilities or long-term health conditions are accompanied by physical pain or discomfort, which can make studying difficult. Pain can feel isolating or embarrassing, however it doesn’t have to be. This … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Speaking Dutch in the Netherlands? Harder than you might think..

Most international students, on arriving in the Netherlands (most for the first time), will make an effort to learn Dutch. Even if it’s only the basics of goedemorgen, leuk, or … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Balance Working and Studying

I finally reached that point in the year where I had to accept that a part-time job would be a good idea – my savings were dwindling by the day, … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 1)

…sometime in the beginning of my journey abroad (or any time thereafter that I have moved countries…) It is not like I have some exceptional experience in comparison to everyone … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me a Better Student?

I am one of those people who usually spend hours and hours looking for the perfect new calendar for the coming year. Yes, I know it might sound silly since … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

And there is coffee, too! – on studying Stats

What are the first things that come to your mind if your read the term “Statistics”? Misleading graphs in newspapers, exit polls on election day or maybe something about probabilities … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Glimpse of Studying Asian Studies at Leiden University

Oh boy, it has been nearly six months since I first wrote something for TheLeidener, but I have not written anything about my major! This time, I will tell you … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Study Space: BplusC Leiden

When it comes to the perfect study place, every person would give a different answer. One would say a cozy attic would be fine, another prefers to study in the … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

你好! Learning Chinese #1

In my little Chinese Trilogy I will share with you my thoughts about learning Chinese, the difficulties, the curiosities, the surprises and what I can already read and understand when … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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