A study conducted by Oxford International reveals key motivations and challenges for Indian students pursuing higher education abroad. The top factors driving this choice include better career opportunities (50%), global cultural experiences (42%), and language skills development (41%). On the flip side, the study identifies barriers such as the cost of living (50%) and high tuition fees (35%) for Indian students considering education overseas. The findings are part of the Oxford International's Student Global Mobility Index (SGMI), providing insights from a diverse sample of over 500 current and prospective students from key markets like India, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Other notable findings include subject specialization for enhanced job prospects and expectations of a better-paid career post-study abroad.