I'm currently a 2nd physics major at UC Santa Barbara. I have the option of studying abroad my third year. However, I'm not quite sure if it would be the best idea, since many people have told me that the third year is when most physics undergrads get recommendations and research with the university faculty. So I'm not sure if it would be the best choice to study abroad or to just stay at UCSB for the full 4 years. Anybody have some advice they could give me? The universities I'm currently considering going abroad to are Lund University in Sweden, Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and University of Copenhagen in Denmark. If anybody goes to any of those universities, I would appreciate some comments about them (and their physics programs) as well. Thanks!