LeidenLocated 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, founded in 1983, 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.

The proximity of Webster's Leiden campus to The Hague, which is home to many of the world's most important legal organizations, provides you with the opportunity to experience some of the world's highest criminal courts, such as the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.

Leiden MapYou will also be within a few hours of train travel to the European capital of Brussels, Belgium. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to visit places such as the International Court of Arbitration and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.


Faculty Spotlight

Islam Qasem
Islam Qasem

As a political analyst and lecturer with an interest in international political economy and Middle East politics and economics, Dr. Qasem 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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