Why not go as an exchange student to a country of your choice for six months? That would give you opportunity to travel, see new places, immerse yourself in a new culture than just browsing past plus your studies don't get affected but actually is enhanced.
personally, i would say to you complete the full 3 years. its a short course so what is stopping you from completing it.
whos to say that you may travel and then travel for much longer. i then sense that i could be talking to a potential drop out like the other many thousands that travel and fail to never complete there studies.
ive held management positions and i recruit myself sometimes and i wouldnt take someone on who took off in a middle of a course! or a job. when you start something you finish it.
it will prove that you couldnt finish your dinner!
having said that travelling is excellent, and its best to be done once your studys have been completed. it will be well worth it and it will be a well deserved reward, its also something that is there to keep you motivated, somehting to look forward to.
travelling will help you in so many ways. but it will not help you with your course. so sweat it out and wait.
listen to your parents. they know best.
im a bit lost in how some people can say what job you will get after your study, obviously if you are studying computers your going to be working in the line of IT....so how does travelling benefit IT? it doesnt!
99% of the people that i know of the age of 21-23 know what jobs they want. at 18 no.
id also go away with the support of your parents and take there advice...no point them telling you 'we told you so' if you drop out of college, get a shit job, or decide you want to travel longer...
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 20, 2007, at 8:50 AM by oslaue ]