Student Voices – IES Abroad's SooMin Hwangbo on Study Abroad and Social Media

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IES Abroad
May 15, 2024

We connected with our first-ever Social Media Correspondent of the Year, SooMin Hwangbo (IES Abroad Granada | Spring 2023 | Bryn Mawr College) to discuss her study abroad experience, learn about her time as a Correspondent, and how she became such a wiz at social media. During the interview, SooMin reflects on documenting her journey through the lens of social media, the beauty of Granada, Spain, her identity and experience as an international student in the U.S., and encouraging future students to study abroad.

Watch the video below to learn more about SooMin's journey studying abroad.

SooMin is our 2022-23 Social Media Correspondent of the Year! View some of our top pick social media posts from her time abroad in Granada, Spain and read about our other IES Abroad Correspondents of the Year and honorable mentions. We are so glad to have viewed SooMin's adventure abroad and her creative approach to sharing the sights, food, and culture of Spain. Thank you, SooMin, for your reflection on your journey and for empowering other students to study abroad and learn more about themselves and the world! 

Do you want more advice, reflections and stories from our students? Check out previous Correspondents of the Year and all our other amazing Correspondents!

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At IES Abroad, we believe that studying and interning abroad is not just for a specific type of student; it's for everyone. Our Social Identity resources cover it all—whether you have a food allergyanxiety, or a tight budget. Maybe you're the first family member to go to college (and abroad), a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an international student, or someone looking to practice your religion abroad (or maybe all of the above!).  How will study abroad expand your world? We can't wait to find out. 

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