Events & announcements for International Students
This week's news, events and announcements in English and special events for international students.
Did you know?
10-14 October: Week of Diversity holds many events in English also for international students
Leiden Japannese students started their own fundraising blog: Wakamusha
Leiden English students (St Andrews Scotland) Leiden Blog: Netherlads Do you have a Leiden blog?mail us!
Student Research Conference 2011: 24 & 25 November
Lorenz Centre: Science workshops
As part of the Honours Programme students can attend a workshop at the Lorentz Centre. Here they will see how it is to serve science by meeting the professors in their role as scientists in the setting of an international workshop. Every week there are different workshops to choose from.
Scholarship 5000 euro 2011-2012
For recently graduated students for an extra study in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics.
Thomas More Foundation (in Dutch)
Support our flying doctors in Kenya!
2 Leiden medical students, Rob Alkemade en Werner van der Wolf, are taking up the challenge to raise money with the Kenya Classic Mountain bike tour for AMREF Flying Docors. In total they would like to raise 10.00 euro to support the projects of In totaal AMREF Flying.
Sponsor these daring doctors to be today!
More information on www.kenyaclassic.com
Be part of Leiden's Cultural Festival?
Would you like to help organise the biggest one-day event in Leiden when up to 300 students from all over the world present cultural activities from their country. The event attracts over 1000 visitors. ISN-R is looking for you!
Looking for an International Church?
The International Church of Leiden is a Christian church representing many cultures and backgrounds, and is particularly pleased to welcome students. You can join us on Sundays at 11.00 hrs or check out out the student group called Radiate or find us on Facebook under 'Radiate 2010-2011'.
Why not join a language exchange?
Do you want to learn Dutch or another language? Are language courses too expensive and do you want to use the opportunity to get to know new people? Then the language exchange of ISN-I is THE thing for you! ISN-I will pair you up with someone who wants to learn your language and culture and who can teach you their own language and culture.
Wednesdays are the best nights out @ Einstein's after 10pm
uNews bloggers Amélie and Janou checked out the weekly Wednesday nights at Einstein's in Leiden. Did you know that every Wednesday after 10 pm Café Einstein on the Oude Rijn canal is one of the best places to hang out in Leiden? This social happening is for both Dutch and international students of Leiden University to meet and socialise. Your hosts for the evening are the ISN-i gang. Get to Einstein's on Wednesdays and start making friends from all over the world!
View uNews video clip!
More on going out in Leiden
Events of ISN
Explore the wall poems in Leiden
Leids Uitbureau (in Dutch)
Last minute Laktheater
Join a performance in the LAK theatre? If there are tickets left, students can get tickets for 5 euro, 15 minutes before the performance starts.
LAKtheater (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden)
Need legal advice?
If you are encountering financial and legal problems, Len Buis of the student services department can point you in the right direction.
Bicycles? In the stands... Especially at Leiden central train station
Recently there have been many complaints from students that they cannot find their bicycles. Most of the time it is due to the fact that students did not park their bikes in the bicycle stands. If you see the notice "fiets fout- fiets weg" be warned.
Part of a student panel?
Would you like to give your opinion on the way things are organised at Leiden University? Send your contact details and the period of your stay in the Netherlands to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rent a room from a Dutch student?
The website HousingAnywhere is a platform Leiden students can use to rent a room from a Dutch student. Leiden University pays a yearly fee so that students can rent and display their information for free on HousingAnywhere
How to find a job in the Netherlands
Do bear in mind the legal consequences of working in the Netherlands. To check out whether you need a work permit or whether you are only allowed to work a limited number of hours per week as a student, see the Nuffic website:
- working after your studies
- working while studyingAdvice & tips for job seekers
Participate in an international voluntary project
International People's Project (IPP) is a way to learn while actively contributing to the community. In partnership with local organisations, delegates participate in hands-on work involving a specific theme or project, such as nature conservation or immigration. They also research the issue in their own countries and lead educational activities on the subject. Additional training may be provided by the partner or other experts in the field. You can also join the projects for 2011 in the Netherlands.
You in News 2011 for International Students?
Are you the next International student reporter? Share your story, represent international students and be in the limelight while having the time of your life in Leiden? If you have a great idea for an event or story to cover, this is your chance. E-mail us today with your story, motivation letter, link to your blog or whatever text, video or photo talent you would like to showcase!
Do you have any tips, suggestions or opinions?
Would you like to mention something exciting about your study or a student activity? Maybe you have tips for the events calendar? Send us an e-mail today!
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