Shorelight helps aspiring learners from all over the world realize their dreams of studying at a leading university in the United States. We support students throughout their entire educational journey to help them become outstanding global citizens.
Shorelight partners with universities to offer thousands of innovative programs. See one that interests you? Browse our collections to learn more about studying in the United States.
Are you an ideas person? Do you dream of someday launching a startup or introducing the world to a new product? Consider a degree in Entrepreneurship.
Find a wide range of programs through top universities. Discover your passions and interests through the degree best suited for you.
Agriculture, Forestry, and Wildlife
Looking for a career that combines science with nature? A major in Agriculture, Forestry, and Wildlife may be the right track for you. You’ll learn how to develop sustainable solutions that help preserve and save ecosystems, plants, and animals. Popular careers in this field include zoologist, marine biologist, zoo director, and wildlife forensic scientist.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Agricultural Business and Economics
- Agricultural Communications
- Agronomy and Soils
- Animal Sciences
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Management Systems
- Environmental Biology
- Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
- Marine Biology
- Natural Resource Ecology and Management
- Urban Ecology
- Wildlife Ecology and Management
- Wildlife Sciences
Architecture, Design, and Construction
It’s all about space and design: Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and other professionals collaborate to design, build, and renovate homes, offices, retail stores, and other structures. The demand for architecture-related jobs is expected to climb 7% by the year 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Architectural Studies
- Building Science
- Construction Management
- Industrial Design
- Interior Design
- Landscape Architecture
Engineering and IT
Do you have a curiosity to know how things are made? Or how technology makes products and systems work? Engineering and IT courses will help you develop a strong technical skillset in math, science, business, and management. Some of the most in-demand engineering positions are in the petroleum and aerospace sector, while software developer and information security analyst are popular career paths among IT graduates.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Aerospace Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer and Management Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- Global Manufacturing Systems
- Industrial Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mobile Application Development
- Petroleum Engineering
- Software Engineering
Fashion, Design, and Merchandising
There’s more to fashion than just what struts down the runway. A career in Fashion, Design, and Merchandising requires a deep understanding of the textile industry, consumer behavior, product development, business principles, and the latest technology. Popular careers include retail buyer, costume designer, product developer, and visual merchandiser.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production
- Communication Design
- Fashion Design
- Product Design and Production Management
Health and Health Services
Humans are living longer, which means we will all need help caring for ourselves as we age. The list of occupations within Health and Health Sciences is seemingly endless, with high-growth careers such as dental hygienists, nursing practitioners, prosthetists, and audiologists leading the pack. The demand for jobs in the field is expected to grow 19% by the year 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Biomedical Engineering
- Emergency Services Administration
- Forensic Science
- Health Sciences
- Microbial, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
- Occupational Therapy
- Public Health
- Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
- Veterinary Medicine
Hospitality and Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism professionals combine a passion for travel and entertainment with exceptional people skills. Courses in this field focus on a wide variety of topics, such as employee labor relations, hospitality finance, marketing, resort operations, hospitality law, and festival and event management. The outlook for the industry is positive, with an estimated 14% growth by the year 2024, according the U.S. Department of Labor.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Entertainment Management
- Event Management
- Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
- Professional Flight Management
Law, International Relations, and Politics
The fields of Law, International Relations, and Politics encompass a wide spectrum of career tracks that have the potential to impact legal systems, international diplomacy, and the political landscape. Sought after professions in law include tax attorneys, intellectual property lawyers, and judges, while a position in international relations or politics may have you working at the UN or in the private sector in Washington, DC.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Asian Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Ethnic Studies
- European Studies
- International Relations
- International Trade and Finance
- Latin American Studies
- Middle East Studies
- Nonprofit Management
- Paralegal Studies
- Political Science
- Public Administration
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Form neuroscience to journalism to urban planning, the Liberal Arts and Sciences covers a broad array of studies and interests. Writing, research, and critical thinking are just a few of the skills you’ll develop as part of the interdisciplinary curriculum. Graduates often enter the workforce directly after school in advertising, business, marketing, project management, journalism, or public relations.Featured Majors
Areas of Study
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
- Environmental Science
- Foreign Language and Communication Media
- Human Rights Studies
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Psychology, Human Development, and Family Studies
- Religious Studies
- Urban Planning
Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts
If the world is your stage, then a degree in Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts could be for you. Learn about the technique, history, and theory involved in several genres and mediums, including dance, drama, theatre, and music. Popular career tracks include actor, choreographer, composer, director, playwright, and technical writer.Featured Majors
- Art and Integrated Design Education
- Art History
- Commercial Music Production
- Film and Media Arts
- Fine Arts
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Web Multimedia
- Media Studies
Dasha - Moscow, Russia University of Central Florida
“I want to use the power of storytelling and animation to impact people emotionally and inspire them to discover new things about themselves and the world. When I chose to pursue animation as my major, I realized that I would have to leave my home country.”
Shorelight supports you during every step of your educational journey, from researching schools to your first day on campus to graduation day — and beyond.
- Submit an application to the university — or universities — of your choice.
- Along with your completed application, you must include the following:
2 Get Your Visa
Get Your Visa
- The university will send you Form I-20, which certifies that you are eligible to study in the United States.
- Schedule your visa interview at your local U.S Embassy. Visit usembassy.gov to find the embassy nearest you.
- Complete your visa application online at ceac.state.gov/genniv.
- Pay the I-901 (SEVIS) fee online at fmjfee.com
- Make an appointment with your Shorelight Enrollment Services advisor to prepare for your visa interview. Your advisor will help you navigate the questions that you’ll need to answer during your visa interview.
3 Prepare For Arrival
Prepare For Arrival
You’re accepted and you have your visa! Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your arrival in the United States:
- Pay your tuition.
- Make travel arrangements, and inform university staff of your travel plans. When booking your flight, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.
- Submit the following important documents prior to your arrival:
- Health & Immunization Form: The Health & Immunization Form is required by law. The form will be provided to you by your university.
- FERPA Disclosure Form: This form, which protects the privacy of your education records, will be provided to you by the university.
- Immigration document: Provide copies of your I-20 and visa to your university team.
- Select a housing plan and meal plan. Universities offer a wide array of choices for housing and meals. Be sure to select the plans that are right for you.
Welcome to the United States! Upon arrival, university staff members can meet you at the airport or on campus to assist in your transition. Orientation provides you with the opportunity to meet new friends, learn about student life and campus resources, and discover your new home.
On your first day of orientation, you’ll also meet your personal student service advisor, who will make sure you have everything to be successful throughout your entire university experience.
Created with you in mind
Intensive English language instruction and coursework will help you push your limits and flourish in a world that demands success. Students acclimate culturally and succeed academically through the support of dedicated advisors and faculty. Find the program best suited to your skill level and customized to meet your needs.
Learn beyond the classroom. Shorelight partners with forward-looking businesses and organizations to offer internships, training programs, and other one-of-a-kind learning opportunities. Our Career Accelerator and Illumis networks help you forge career-building relationships with accomplished alumni, leading businesses, and ambitious students across the globe.
Verge Pipe Media
Don Crow is founder and CEO of Verge Pipe Media, a marketing and strategy firm located near Auburn University, a Shorelight university partner. Over the years, Don has coached and mentored several Shorelight students, helping them navigate their career goals.
Former CEO of Virgin Mobile Peter Boyd heads Time4Good, a not-for-profit that provides executives a streamlined way of supporting their charities of choice. In 2016, Peter hired his first Shorelight student intern from Adelphi University, and looks forward to providing more opportunities to Shorelight students in the years to come.
In 2017, Shorelight managed the first highly successful internship for GORUCK. The global rucksack producer and extreme adventure company selected an exceptional, adventure-loving student from Florida International University.
Walmart - Latin America
Shorelight worked closely with Renato Habibe, financial director for Walmart Sao Paulo, to arrange a talk for hundreds of new students at his alma mater and Shorelight partner, Florida International University. Shorelight is working with Renato to provide internship opportunities at his Sao Paulo office in 2018.
Chandrima Sinha oversees the New Delhi-based Invest India, the inbound investment arm of the Indian government. Chandrima generously offered her time to mentor a Shorelight student in 2017, and we are currently organizing internship opportunities at Invest India for 2018.