Meet Natalie Leclair, an official CAPA IGTV vlogger in London, England for Fall 2021:
University: Rider University
Major: Musical Theatre & Arts Management
Study Abroad Location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: To be confirmed
What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I’m looking forward to travelling and experiencing a new culture after such a long hiatus of staying home and having a comfortable routine. I am excited to completely immerse myself into the life of a Londoner and to find the daily British rituals that differ from my own.
What are three of your hobbies and interests?
I love vintage clothing, listening to live music, and trying new foods.
What’s one personal goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
I want to take every opportunity that comes my way... and to say no as little as possible! I especially want to meet individuals outside of my program to gain new perspectives on myself and global culture.
What’s one professional goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
I hope to better understand the theatre industry in England and its differences from the American system. I plan on making many connections with the people around me and finding ways I can learn from any creative or administrative experience they have.
What can we look forward to seeing in your blogs?
I hope to find hidden gems in London through exploring with an open mind. I also plan on giving tips to future study abroad students who will be in the same boat as me.
Anything else you'd like to say to people reading/watching for the first time?
I can’t wait for you to come along on this journey with me!