<p>Hi, I’m Sonya! I’m a junior at Bryn Mawr College, PA, and my majors are Neuroscience and Anthropology. I’m originally from Letterkenny, Ireland, but now live in Northern Ireland (when I’m not at school, of course). I love to travel, paint, swim, meet new people and try new things. This semester I’m studying abroad in Granada, Spain, and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you all!</p>
Blogs by Sonya Friel
Food, Glorious Fooooooooood (in Spain)
My experience of the Mediterranean diet - one of the healthiest (and most delicious) cuisines in the world.
10 Things We Love about our Host Family
10 things my flatmate and I love and will miss about our host family in Granada!
Residence Halls and Host Families: Pros and Cons of Both
A brief evaluation of residence halls vs homestays, and why it's important to choose carefully!
Daily Life in Granada: Shocks, Surprises, and Self-Regulation
Some little surprises about living in Granada, and how I manage them. P.S. have a look at my Instagram page at sonya_friel to see my corresponding 'A Day in the...
Tips for Coping with COVID Abroad
How I dealt with catching Covid while in Spain - Reassurance and advice for those studying or considering studying abroad with IES Abroad during Covid times.
Battling FOMO During Study Abroad
How Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) took me by surprise when I was preparing to study abroad, and some recommendations that I have for overcoming it.