Welcome to Study Association T.W.I.S.T.!

T.W.I.S.T. is the study association for linguistics in Leiden. For nearly twenty years, we’ve been organising activities for our members that allow them to add more depth to their study and meet fellow students along the way. Some of our annual events are the study trip abroad, the T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference, and the Talengala. We also organise lectures, movie nights, game nights, borrels, and much more! Of course, we don’t do all of this by ourselves, but we are assisted by the fantastic members of our committees.

A T.W.I.S.T. membership will allow you to get to know your fellow students, as well as others who are interested in language. You will receive our magazine (the TWISTER) four times a year and will get to participate in the wide variety of activities our board and committees have to offer; maybe you’ll even join one yourself! You will also get to vote in the general assemblies. Most of all, you will make friends and have a lot of fun at T.W.I.S.T.!

Become a member

Do you want to become a member? Click here to go to the registration page!

Upcoming events

To stay up-to-date on the latest T.W.I.S.T. events, be sure join our Facebook group, WhatsApp group chat, or just check the page below!

  • Borrel with 'alalā

    Thu 5 Aug 2021  20:00 - 23:00

    Café De Vergulde Kruik, Haarlemmerstraat 22, 2312 GA Leiden, Netherlands


    Back in Þe Olden Days, we used to kick off every month with a borrel in De Vergulde Kruik on the first Thursday of the month. That hasn't been possible so far this year, but we're hopeful we can change that soon! Join us for a physical borrel on the 5th of August, at 20:00 in De Vergulde Kruik!

    Lang, lang geleden begonnen we elke maand met een borrel in De Vergulde Kruik op de eerste donderdag. Tot nu toe is dat dit jaar niet fysiek mogelijk geweest, maar hopelijk komt daar eindelijk verandering in! We borrelen als vanouds op 5 augustus om 20:00 in De Vergulde Kruik.

  • Museum of Ethnology

    Mon 9 Aug 2021  14:00 - 17:00

    National Museum of Ethnology, Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden, Netherlands


    The AcademiCie is hosting a trip to the Museum Volkenkunde (the Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden, on the 9th of August! We're especially interested in two of their expositions, First Americans and the Aztecs, but we'll have plenty of time to explore the rest of the museum too. Entry is free for students at Leiden University, so make sure you bring your student card, and make sure you sign up at the link in the newsletter so we can book you a spot! We'll meet in front of the museum at 14:00.

    De AcademiCie organiseert een trip naar het Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, op 9 augustus! We kijken vooral uit naar twee tentoonstellingen, over First Americans en de Azteken, maar we hebben tijd genoeg om ook de rest van het museum te bekijken. Toegang is gratis voor studenten van de Universiteit Leiden, dus vergeet je studentenkaart niet, en geef je op via de link in de nieusbrief zodat we genoeg kaarten reserveren! We verzamelen om 14:00 voor het museum.

Would you like to have T.W.I.S.T.’s calendar with you wherever you go? Add us to your Google Calendar!