The number of students studying abroad has decreased since last year due to the pandemic. However, it is universally acknowledged that students will never stop seeking for new opportunities abroad. The world was never as connected as it is now; therefore, students who wish to stand out amongst the crowd will undoubtedly travel and gain experience interacting with different cultures and people. If you were affected by the travel ban last year, It is time to get ready for your education trip this year. 2021 is expected to have a massive rise in student count abroad for multiple reasons.
Right now, all countries around the world are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, and millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines. Of course, all COVID-19 vaccines have been carefully tested and continue to be monitored to this day as well. Also, one of WHO’s highest priorities is vaccine safety; they’re working closely with national authorities to develop and implement standards to ensure that all vaccines are safe and effective.
There is good news for students as well! If you have not been vaccinated in your country, many countries allow international students to get vaccinated while studying. The UK has already announced its plan to include international students in the vaccination rounds a while ago. Some states in the USA have even announced mandatory vaccination for international students. Australia also announced that international students would have access to the vaccine as well.
Students benefiting from the vaccine are not the only reason you should consider studying abroad in 2021. The number of vaccinated people is another factor you should consider. The higher the number is, the lower the risk, and almost all the major countries destinations that Casita offers have had a surge in the number of vaccinated individuals lately.
2.4 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered globally, equal to 31 doses for every 100 people. In addition, 33.1 million doses are now being administered each day, and 20.7% of the world population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Asia comes in first with a total of 1.4 billion vaccinated people, while China has 904.13 million vaccinated people. Europe comes in third place with a total of 425.42 million, and North America has 395.79 million vaccinated people. The European Union has 300.78 million, and South America has 143.92 million people.
The USA has the highest number of vaccinated people with a total of 310.65 million vaccinated people; 53% of which are vaccinated with the first dose and 44% of which are fully vaccinated. India comes in second place with a total of 252.76 million vaccinated people; 15% vaccinated with the first dose, and 3.4% are fully vaccinated. Thirdly, the United Kingdom has 71.6 million vaccinated people, 62% of which are vaccinated with the first dose, and 45% are fully vaccinated.
Whether you have studied abroad before or intend to do so for the first time this year, there is no better time to book your accommodation without worries! A large number of providers offer flexible policies when it comes to Covid- 19. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about any change of plans because of travel restrictions, university deferrals, etc. Casita has many options with free cancellation till the end of July and August, especially in the UK. Browse through all the UK student accommodations and choose what fits you best. Don’t forget to ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure of anything.
Finally, if you dream of studying abroad, don’t hesitate to follow that dream and do it! Thanks to medicine, everyone can now start getting back to their normal life and do whatever they used to do before COVID-19. Before we even know it, all countries will open again, and life will get back to normal, the way it was. Stay Safe!