Hi, my name is Toby and I am a 28 year old Research Masters student at Leiden University. I am studying Middle Eastern Studies, focusing on 13th and 14th century history. I was born in France, though I am half British, half American. I did my BA in Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I have travelled a fair amount and experienced different educational systems as well. My family are spread out around the world and this has contributed to my international perspective. If you've heard the phrase 'third-culture kid' then you will know what I am talking about!