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 Collections

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.


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.”


Follow your passion at one of our partner universities.


Shorelight supports you during every step of your educational journey, from researching schools to your first day on campus to graduation day — and beyond.

1 Apply


  • Submit an application to the university — or universities — of your choice.
  • Along with your completed application, you must include the following:
    • School transcripts
    • Scores from your English Language exam. Accepted U.S. Exams include TOEFL, IELTS, and Pearson Versant.
    • If you are applying for a transfer credit, please provide your AP or IB test scores.

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 to find the embassy nearest you.
  • Complete your visa application online at
  • Pay the I-901 (SEVIS) fee online at
  • 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.

4 Arrive


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.