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Shorelight Experience

Academic Support

Shorelight works with universities to develop comprehensive curriculum and resources to support your personal, academic, and professional growth.

You will be prepared for academic success thanks to your instructors, your Student Services Advisors, and tutors to help with your English language development, dedicated workshops, and more.

Student Service Advisors You will be assigned a Student Services Advisor (SSA) during your first week to answer questions and guide you on personal and academic matters. Just a few examples of what your dedicated SSA and academic team can help you with:

  • Developing the best degree path for you

  • Guiding you to the best resources available to ensure you are successful in your research projects and coursework

  • Getting you access to the most cutting-edge apps and websites to help with English conversation skills

Classes tailored to your academic level We work with you to make sure you are enrolled in the best courses for your learning level, academic goals, and personal passions. We also offer other credit-earning courses and personal development workshops specially designed for international students that will help you:

  • Acclimate to the US classroom including adjusting to culture shock

  • Connect with your university community

  • Develop your skills and encourage personal wellness

Course registration We teach you how to select the right courses and how General Education course requirements work. Registration assistance is provided throughout your first year, plus you will have reserved places in classes.

English-language & ESL help Trained instructors and tutors offer classes and workshops to develop your English-language skills. We offer courses throughout the semester to strengthen your reading, writing, listening, and public speaking skills. We also offer events to practice your conversation skills with students on the campus and make new friends.

Tutoring and study hours Tutoring is available for academic subjects and you can rest easy knowing that tutors have experience working with international students and ESL audiences.

Ongoing workshops Throughout the semester we offer workshops that will provide you with the tools for progression and program success. Topics include time management, study tips, research tips, critical thinking, personal growth, communication, and more.

Library, technology, and other resources All of our partner universities have state-of-the-art libraries, technology facilities, and other resources to help you excel in your coursework.

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