We are committed to your success
Shorelight helps international students study at top US universities—and brings US university programs to students abroad. Today, Shorelight employees in twenty-five locations work together to transform higher education.
In 2013, co-founders Tom Dretler and Basil Cleveland set out to connect students, universities, and counselors from around the world. Our collaborative approach to student success results in amazing student experiences and partnerships that reflect strong values and ethical stewardship.
Put students first
From application to graduation, student success is the foundation of everything we do
We collaborate with universities and counselors committed to excellence in international education
We anticipate the needs of our students and partners—and find the solutions to serve them
We develop and share new models and initiatives that transform higher education for the better
How it works
See how Shorelight’s innovative programs, products, and services help students and partners succeed.
Succeed—and thrive—at top-ranked institutions across the US
Personalized programs, developed alongside our university partners, support international students from application to graduation.View All Universities
Our pathways to success
We want students to succeed, in the classroom and beyond. Here's how we focus our efforts.
Our award-winning Signature Student Experience, including airport pickup and personalized counseling, ensures students feel welcome and supported.
Shorelight students receive academic guidance and English-language tutoring to ensure a strong foundation for university courses.
Shorelight students can take part in our Career Accelerator Program (CAP), which offers professional development and internships to build valuable real-world skills.
"I know there is a group of people that stand behind me to support me."
Download Our New Guide
The International Student’s Guide to US Colleges and Universities answers all your questions!
- Find and apply to the best college for you
- Thrive on campus
- And more!