Dear (future) linguist,
Would you like to learn even more about linguistics and meet new people along the way? Then you
should join Study Association T.W.I.S.T.!
T.W.I.S.T. is a study association run by and for students of linguistics in Leiden. We organise many
activities, both related and unrelated to linguistics. Activities related to linguistics include those such
as lectures, museum visits, and a yearly linguistic conference with all kinds of speakers ranging from
BA students to academics. Some examples of activities unrelated to linguistics are the first-years
weekend, the weekly high-tea, “borrels”, parties, pub quizzes, dinners, and game nights. These
activities are a lot of fun and many friendships are formed every year.
Another advantage of membership is the discount on your linguistics books. T.W.I.S.T. has made a deal with Athenaeum Bookstore in Amsterdam, which means that you can get a 10 % discount on Dutch study books and 15 % on study books in other
languages! As a member of T.W.I.S.T., you can also receive a member card, with which you can get a discount
on the purchase of other books at Athenaeum.
Our study association also offers many other cool things. T.W.I.S.T. has its own magazine: the
TWISTER. The TWISTER is published 4 times a year and contains interviews, puzzles and short
linguistic articles written by students. The association also organises career events and provides
information regarding specialisations and electives. Another thing T.W.I.S.T. takes pride in, is the
yearly trip abroad to explore the language and culture of another country in Europe and have a great
time with each other.
Starting from the academic year 2018-2019, there is a buddy system within T.W.I.S.T. for
international students. Internationals can apply to be matched with a buddy, a T.W.I.S.T. member
who has volunteered to take an international under their wing and help them get used to studying in
the Netherlands. They can answer questions about living in Leiden, go to activities with you, and
even practice your Dutch with you if you like.
14 until 16 September T.W.I.S.T. organises a first-years weekend. Come join us on this weekend to
get to know your fellow students! When you sign up for T.W.I.S.T., you can immediately sign up for
this fun weekend as well.
By becoming a member of T.W.I.S.T. you can join us in many entertaining activities and make new
friends among students of linguistics. If you want, you can also join a committee to help organise our
events and make T.W.I.S.T. an even more fun and entertaining place.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of our activities!
Pichi Pichi (Board 2018-2019)