It seems like there is a never-ending cycle of bad news this spring break while I am in Japan. Schools are being cancelled worldwide because of the coronavirus and the possibility of being sent home early looms over my head.
Just a few days ago, I’ve got an email from my program, telling me that if I wished to return home and end my year abroad now, I could. They weren’t requiring me to do anything like that, but they gave me the option. Unfortunately, some of my friends received separate emails from their school, informing them that they have to return ASAP. I’m dreading the day where my home university sends out the same email.
As of right now, there is not much to update/post about thanks to the virus. I have been at home because my program has restricted domestic and international travel for this spring break. There is no new information yet, so I’m sitting in the dark, scared of what is to come.
There has not been good news yet, and I’m desperately wishing for some. Honestly, at this point, I just want news. I hate being left in the dark. Hopefully there will be good news soon or else I’ll be forced to think that 2020 is (or was) the worst year to study abroad.