What Can You Expect?
As a part of the program, you can first look forward to an Introduction Day to meet your fellow club members. This day is full of activities, food, drinks, and socializing. During the Introduction Day you will have the opportunity to pick your buddy (whether Dutch or International). You and your buddy can attend buddy events together arranged by Leiden United and hopefully you will find time to meet up on your own initiative.
When signing up for Leiden United, you will be part of a group consisting of both Dutch and international students. Together you will dine at the big 5 societies of Leiden and once in The Hague. This means you go to Minerva, Augustinus, Quintus, SSR and Catena. There you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and get an exclusive look inside the societies. As a Leiden United member you are not only allowed to enter the restaurant, you will also get a tour in the building and have a drink afterwards. Besides that, from this year on a couple of the societies open their doors for our members to parties. All is included in the membership fee.
We have monthly drinks, parties and events. A lot of associations ask a mandatory presence of their members at social drinks. Our drinks are absolutely not mandatory. In this way you can easily adapt Leiden United to your own schedule. Of course we would love to see you during the activities, of which there will be a great variety: from cultural tours trough cities, to a themed party or an excursion to the famous flower fields. Join us and relish your time spent studying in Leiden!
- There are two opportunities to sign up, at the beginning of the fall semester and at the beginning of the spring semester. This indeed means that the program runs per semester and not per year as is more common. This is especially chosen for international students who will only attend Leiden University for one exchange semester. Of course you can renew your membership after the end of every semester if you are staying for a longer period of time.
- The semester fee is €40,- and can be paid in the following ways:
- Transfer the €40,- to Leiden United bank account: NL83 RABO 0107697661.
- Pay €40,- cash during the OWL or the introduction day.
- Card payment of €40,- during the OWL or the introduction day. A transaction cost of 1.95% applies.
- Pay €40 through this link (a transaction cost of 35 cents applies).
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