As I approach the end of my university degree, studying abroad and completing a student exchange has always been something I have contemplated. Obviously the global pandemic has made things more difficult, but I would like to get some realistic advice on the likelihood and feasibility of my plans.
The plan was to head to Europe during Semester 1 2021. So from February until June 2021 to the Netherlands, UK, or Italy. I'm at the stage where I have to spend a few weeks searching for units, making arrangements, and submitting an application. I'm questioning whether is it worth taking that effort, time, and sense of hope only to be told that no International travel will be available at that stage. Further, I'm wondering if the experience might be compromised due to social distancing and travel considerations, or fewer exchange students from around the world who decide to study abroad.
Given my prickly situation, this would be the only possible time I could study abroad, as I have plans to graduate next year. I understand it's extremely hard to look into the future and predict how things will pan out. I've tried to monitor the global situation, particularly Europe and their travel restrictions and it's definitely difficult to gauge. So I'd appreciate any thoughts or insights.
Thanks in advance!