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Adelphi University and Shorelight Launch New Program for International Students

By Shorelight Team
Published on June 22, 2022

Shorelight and Adelphi University collaborated to launch the Adelphi International Accelerator Program in 2015.

Adelphi University and Shorelight announced a new jointly operated program that will broaden global access to Adelphi’s highly regarded undergraduate and master’s degrees for international students. Adelphi and Shorelight will together create an innovative program to support the recruitment, progression, and success of international students on campus, as well as a comprehensive English language school.

“At Adelphi, student success is at the heart of everything we do,” said Dr. Christine M. Riordan, president, Adelphi University. “Shorelight’s student-first philosophy, integrated programs, and tailored approach to helping our international student population grow and thrive are critical elements of a partnership that will prepare our students to live and work in a global society.”

The development and implementation of the International Accelerator Program (IAP) aligns with Adelphi’s emphasis on global learning across the curriculum in a diverse and inclusive climate. Adelphi’s IAP will broaden educational opportunities for students from across the globe and help the university become a model for international access and student success. By combining intensive English language instruction at a state-of-the-art English language school with coursework and supplemental support resources, the program will expand upon the University’s international student services and recruitment.

“Shorelight is proud to build a program with Adelphi University that will offer international students a transformative experience at a signature US institution,” said Tom Dretler, CEO, Shorelight. “In addition to having access to one of the most dynamic learning hubs — New York City — students will benefit from an intimate, community-focused program with highly ranked academics and personalized support that will follow them through their very first days on campus to their successful graduation.”

The International Accelerator at Adelphi will provide dedicated enrollment management and high-touch retention services for students coming to Adelphi from diverse geographies and academic backgrounds. The program will build upon existing infrastructure within the university to grow international student enrollment, expand Adelphi’s global brand, and support international students transitioning to a US academic environment. Adelphi University will welcome its first IAP students in the fall of 2016.

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About Adelphi University

New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge, and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health, and the School of Social Work.

Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education — one in which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore, and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan, and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.

About Shorelight

Shorelight is a US-based education company that partners with leading nonprofit universities to increase success for international students while driving institutional growth. Shorelight’s purpose is to “Educate the World” — a call to action that defines its people and its point of view. Shorelight is committed to helping talented, diverse learners around the world discover and succeed at US flagship and tier-one research universities.

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