Every year the number of students participating in the mobility programs grows rapidly. This is the main reason of the scientific interest to the problem of academic mobility. In spite of the fact that academic mobility has recently become the subject of study of many researchers, the phenomenon of academic mobility is not a new one. By present time some Russian and foreign researchers have devoted their studies to the problem of the academic mobility periodization. However, most of them cover mostly the XX and XXI centuries. Nevertheless, it does not mean that academic mobility had not existed before that period. Some researchers support the opinion that the beginnings of academic mobility can be found in the Medieval Times. There is a small amount of scientific works devoted to the problem of academic mobility periodization. The analysis of these works is of great importance, as there is no universal variant of academic mobility periodization.
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