NUin Theatre students return from their time abroad more intellectually curious, ambitious, reflective, and independent. Here’s what Shira Lederman had to say about her NUin experience:
“I was an NUin student, and we have many others in the theatre department. I had an amazing time even though it was something I hadn’t originally imagined for myself. Here are two questions that are often asked about the program:
Was it difficult or exciting to study internationally?
For my first semester I was a student in NUin London. Although it was scary at first to go so far from campus for my first semester, I ended up having the best experience. I was able to explore London, study a different culture, and travel with my friends. Because it is such a big program, I met so many different people and made some of my best friendships with people both in and outside of the theater department. There were always new things to do and people to do them with! Some of my favorite things that I did included seeing West End Theater (with tickets provided by the NUin program!), taking day trips to different parts of England, and going to so many different museums in London. I gained a strong sense of independence, but there was also a strong support system through my friends and in the program itself!
Was it hard to arrive on campus in January?
Coming back to campus in the spring was another big transition. It was really reassuring to know that there were other theater majors who did NUin (ones that I knew from London and others that just returned from other NUin locations that I met when we came to campus), and I was able to share my experience and connect with them. Two of my classes were entirely people coming from NUin, so we helped each other through the transition. On top of that, everyone in the theater department and in theater clubs were so welcoming and easy to talk to. Despite COVID hitting my first semester on campus, I quickly became familiar with the theatre community and made connections that I was able to build even online!
Overall, I’m grateful for my NUin experience all the time and would do it again if I could! It was such an important part of my Northeastern experience as a whole.”
Time spent traveling the world can be thrilling, but it’s not right for everyone. Before making your decision, remember to gather the information you need by visiting our campus, speaking with some NUin Theatre alums or faculty and evaluating your own feelings about studying abroad. To learn more about NUin, visit: www.northeastern.edu/nuin/