Welcome to CIROS

Who We Are

CIROS was founded in March 2018 as a student initiative aimed at fostering social cohesion within the IRO student community through a range of academic and non-academic events.

Since then, we have grown to become a registered Student Association within Leiden University, with 10 committees, several clubs, as well as several ongoing projects. We are composed of students from over 25 different nationalities.

Our mission is to build a community that every IRO student can feel a part of.

Coming up next…

Sign up here for our upcoming events! For more information and events, visit our Instagram @ciros.thehague

5.12: Regional Experiences Discussion

As international students, we know what it’s like transitioning into a new culture, and that it’s never easy. During this time of the year, you might get homesick but no worries, we’ve all been there! That’s why we want to provide a comfortable space to have a chat about this with fellow students and instructors that have been in your shoes!

Come join us for a relaxed afternoon with our speakers who will give tips on how to navigate the challenges of integrating into a new culture.

6.12: Panel Discussion US Midterm Election

On Tuesday, December 6 at 17.15, an amazing panel of experts will shed light on the recent US Midterm elections.

Together, Dr. Schmidli (assistant professor in US foreign policy and political history), Dr. DiGiuseppe

(assistant professor in international political economy) and Laila Frank (journalist and US political commentator) will try to make sense of the chaos that is US politics. What do the results mean for Biden’s agenda? What is the future of the Republican party? How resilient are the democratic institutions at home? And what stance will the US take abroad?

5.11: Blind date with a book

It’s the holiday season and this year at Readcycle we’re celebrating by sharing the gift of reading. At only €5 they are the perfect gift whether it be for a bookish friend, someone who wants to get into reading, or a treat for yourself. See you at the Spanish Steps!

Our Projects

First Aid Kit

The First Aid Kit was created by CIROS to guide you through your Leiden University student experience as smoothly as possible.


Collected stories from the CIROS community

Event Picture Gallery

Here you can find selected photos from out events

Humans of Wijnhaven

Humans of Wijnhaven is a project by CIROS, discovering our Wijnhaven campus one human at a time.

Translation Service

The CIROS translation team is a team of volunteers helping non-dutch speaking students with translating documents, emails and any other content. Any student can apply, with any sort of translation.

Alumni Network

CIROS is making the first steps towards creating a lasting connection to IRO alumni, starting with a special Alumni Newsletter.

My Migration Story

My Migration Story is a video project that shows each IRO (International Relations and Organisations) student’s experience of living and growing up in different countries,

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Our Latest Newsletters

Newsletter – December 2021

New committees, GA, and COVID updates

Newsletter – November 2021

Our opening GA, new committees, and more!

Newsletter – October 2021

Our opening GA, new committees, and more!

Meet the Board



Jakub Andacky







Internal Affairs Officer


Internal Affairs Officer


External Affairs Officer


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