A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

What to Expect from International Leiden Leadership Programme

The period of International Leiden Leadership Programme is over for this year. I had the opportunity to be a part of this valuable experience. When I chose Leiden University for … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

Five Reasons Why I Like Studying in Leiden

Spring is coming! In the Netherlands, it is known as the time of the year when tulips and other flowers are in bloom, people spend more and more time outside, … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 5 Comments

Humanities Career Event

The end on my bachelor study is coming closer and closer and frankly speaking -like many fellow students – I still don’t have a crystal clear plan of what I … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Learning Chinese #2

Summer break at uni but as our teacher pointed out: “Chinese should be rehearsed consistently”. Because, besides memorizing the correct tones, another very difficult part of studying is to learn … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Baggage and Nice people

Two a.m in the morning on a Monday , after spending the whole week catching up with a bunch of friends I hadn’t seen in a while I came face … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Days Are Just Better

Lately, I’ve been like a zombie.  It’s as if I was in a loop of procrastination. I had so many things to do but… I choose the following: Eat. Watch. … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twenty things I’ve learnt this year

Its that time of the year where one goes into a self-reflecting mode. On that note, here’s the top twenty lessons I learnt this year: Parents have always got your … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Staying in shape

I’ve sworn of the scale a long time ago (muscles are heavier than fat you guys!), but alas, my clothes are unforgiving. So, with the academic year having started again, … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 1 Comment