A conversation with the 2014 Fulbright Russian International Education Administrators (RIEA) Program cohort helped to give shape to the latest Russian student mobility data. IIE Research Officer, Ola Mahmoud, shares five takeaways:
- High costs are driving Russian students to seek higher education closer to home.
- Destinations for full degree and short-term education abroad differ.
- Gender disparity in study abroad is in part a result of students’ education pathways at their home institution.
- Social adaptation is a factor in study abroad destination choices.
- There is a balanced emphasis by Russia on both inbound and outbound academic mobility.