Extraordinary students start here

We’ve helped thousands of ambitious international students study abroad and launch successful careers. Beyond top-ranked degree programs, we think about everything a student will need for success — from visa preparation to getting their first internship and job. Start your extraordinary future with us.

On Campus
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Damian, an international student from Indonesia at American Collegiate, Los Angeles, stands on the beach in front of rock boulders at sunset

Talking to advisors introduced me to a lot of good programs … it was very personalized. Great if you want to go to the US to study and get extra support.

DamianAmerican Collegiate LA alum, studying at Northeastern University

My first friends at Auburn were the [Shorelight] Auburn Global guides. They showed me so much kindness, I wanted to do that for someone else.

DeekshaAuburn University alum and former student ambassador
Shrikant, a grad student from India at Cleveland State University, smiles for the camera while standing in front of a brick wall

[Shorelight’s Career Premium] was a great opportunity … It helps to upgrade your [skills and] boost your confidence. Absolutely, people should go for it!

ShrikantCleveland State University alum
By the Numbers
International Student Success
students enrolled
first year retention (22 percentage points higher than industry average)
students graduating within 6 years

International Student Services FAQs

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    How does Shorelight help international students?

    Shorelight helps international students succeed at top universities in the United States — from the day of application to graduation. Shorelight provides a range of student support services for international students including academic support, research and resources, application assistance, student visa support, campus transition guidance, and career development assistance. Our advisors are ready to help you every step of the way at no additional cost.

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    What issues do international students typically face?

    As an international student, there are multiple factors to consider when moving from your home country to the United States. This includes applying for an F-1 visa, choosing the right university, career opportunities and practical training, and more. Shorelight provides international student services like student visa assistance, campus transition support, application assistance, and career development support to help students overcome these challenges.

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    What services are available for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs?

    For international students, services available for degree programs include choosing the best degree program, classes tailored for the academic level of the student, English-language and ESL help, and more. However, the number of services offered may vary depending on the university and the program you are applying to. To learn more about the services available for each type of program, please visit bachelor’s degree programs and master’s degree programs.

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    How do I contact Shorelight?

    Our education counselors are always available to help you answer your questions. You can contact an advisor by filling out an inquiry form or sending an email to

Ask an Advisor

Our education counselors help every step of the way, from application to arrival, at no additional cost to you.

  • Advice & research
  • Application & visa help
  • Pre-arrival info
  • No application fee