The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

From a lecture room in Leiden to the avenues of Accra: what has and hasn’t been useful?

Guest Blogger Eline Sleurink, MA African Studies What am I doing in Accra? For the past 3 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as part of … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christmastime in Austria

I have not been writing in quite a long time as the quite miserable weather takes away even the last bit of my creativity. But now that it is just … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

One doesn’t simply go to Madrid..

„Don’t go there, live there!“ and then, you will fall in love with the place – that’s what I would add to Airbnb’s current slogan. Living in Madrid for a … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You, and See You!

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

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summertime in The Hague

Most international students tend to go home at some point during the summer holidays, or travel around a bit. But for those who are still in The Netherlands during the … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

End of Semester: You Can Do It!

  I do not even need to guess it; yes, you must be struggling with exams or papers at this point of the academic year. The end of semester is … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Get on that plane. It’s worth it.

Many people dream about travelling to new places, seeing different countries, cities, cultures. I also happen to be one of those people. I love getting on the train or the … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 reasons to study abroad (while you’re abroad)!

5 reasons for studying abroad (while you’re already abroad), that go beyond the typical ‘boosting your CV’ and ‘escaping Dutch weather’.

March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on biking – The “Dutchest” way of transport

Four (random) things you need to know about biking in The Hague – for all newcomers to biking… 1) You cannot park your bike wherever you want, even if it … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christmas Market, Dusseldorf Style

Last week, I went for a short getaway to Dusseldorf. It all started with a plan with some of my friends to visit Dusseldorf’s Christmas Market because one of them … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment