Located just 10 minutes from The Hague and 30 minutes from Amsterdam by train, Leiden is one of Holland’s best-kept secrets. The Webster campus sits in the historic city center on a picturesque canal, with most of the student housing a short walk or bike ride from campus. Nearby Leiden University, which has nearly 20,000 students and staff, gives this cozy college town of 115,000 inhabitants a youthful, international flair.
Because of the Leiden campus’s proximity to The Hague, which is home to many of the world’s most important legal organizations, your coursework in Leiden will focus on aspects of international law, as well as the politics of development, and issues related to globalization.
In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to visit places such as the International
Court of Justice, the International Court of Arbitration, the Yugoslav
Tribunal, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
“The life experiences I gained from the program surpassed my expectations. It was by far the best year of my life so far.”
Leiden's international influence
- European Police Office
- European Union institutions in Brussels
- International Criminal Court
- International Criminal Law Network
- International Court of Justice
- International Organization for Migration
- Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
- The Peace Palace in The Hague
- The Permanent Court of Arbitration
- Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
To learn more about Webster's Leiden campus, call international access code + 31-71-5-68000 or visit the Leiden campus Web site.
Islam Qasem, Ph.D., is the head of Webster's International Relations and International Nongovernmental Organizations programs in Leiden. As a political analyst and lecturer with an interest in international political economy and Middle East politics and economics, he has worked for the Hague Center for Strategic Studies, a think tank advising Dutch ministries, briefing the public sector, and carrying out independent research on global economics, scarcity and finance. In addition to teaching, Dr. Qasem also carries out research for Webster Leiden’s Global Research Center.
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