Experts note: it would be a good idea to develop Kindergarten readiness worksheets measures of real support for applicants and students. “Even educational loans have not yet become widespread in Russia and are not in demand due to their unattractiveness because of the difficulties in obtaining them and the financial conditions,” says Kondrashova. It is possible that many Russian applicants will not be deterred even by the fact that they will have to pay more to study in America. Firstly, high quality education in Russia – both school and university – is getting more and more expensive, and secondly, the level of education in Russia, according to some experts, is decreasing every year. According to Victor Kuharsky, the general director of the group “Development”, the system of payment in the universities of the USA is varied. It is possible to find quite acceptable options in terms of value for money. But the most important thing is that this system is transparent.
Some experts did not agree with the thesis that today’s Russian students are tomorrow’s American staff. According to Irina Vorobieva, an expert of the valuation department of 2K Audit-Business Consulting/Morrison International, it is important to understand that entering an American institute of higher education and studying there is a complicated process. Plus, an applicant will have to think about the costs of living in a completely different country. To solve all these problems can help, for example, a grant. But to get it, you need to be really talented and promising. America is not waiting for those looking for a better life, but for those who have something to offer it.
Yuri Virovets, president of HeadHunter, noted that education at a comparable level in the US is more expensive than in Russia by about 2.5 times: “Say, if in Russia we are talking about 10 thousand dollars a year for a good university, in the US it will be at least 25 thousand. Finding a job after graduation is difficult everywhere, adds Virovets. “Unemployment is high in the U.S. right now, there’s more competition and a lot what are sight words of other migrants. In the total volume of newcomers receiving education in the U.S., Russians, I believe, occupy no more than 5-7%,” says the expert.
“As for the protective response from our side, in addition to systemic measures to support education and science, which are necessary in Russia, we can offer debureaucratization and the creation of a creative atmosphere,” argues Dmitry Yendovitsky, Rector of Voronezh State University. – In December 2011 a decision was made to recognize diplomas received at foreign universities, which paves the way for the return of the Russian diaspora from abroad. Russian universities promote the idea of obtaining double diplomas, motivating their graduates to return and find a job inside the country. As China’s experience shows, such a system is quite effective.