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Internationals discover Leiden and The Hague in the winter

In the summer there are three big introduction weeks for new students – EL CID, HOP and OWL – but students also begin their studies in Leiden or The Hague halfway through the year too. International students, for instance, who are coming for on an exchange for a few months. They got to know the University and the two cities at the WinterOWL.

From 28 to 31 January over 300 international students discovered Leiden University and all that studying entails. They did a city walk and were welcomed by Leiden Mayor Henri Lenferink. The University Sports Centre opened its doors for a taster of various sports, there was an atmospheric light festival and a bike sale – a bike is a basic necessity in the Netherlands after all!

Photos: Simone Both, Gracia Nolten and Ruduan Plug

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