It is 2016… and I think back to my year as a student in Leiden in 2009 and wonder how I missed the warm and cozy atmosphere Contrast affords. As a working adult back in Leiden, Contrast has become a place where I have formed meaningful friendships. It is awesome to see that students can take time off their school work and organize activities specifically aimed at making international students feel at home in Leiden. So if you are a student here, don’t miss out like I did. You can really make Contrast home… and along the way make lifelong friends.