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Sonya Friel

<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>

2022 Spring
Home University:
Bryn Mawr College
Letterkenny, Republic of Ireland
Anthropology, Psychology

Blogs by Sonya Friel

Sonya Friel,

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.

Sonya Friel,

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.