Your Way to the US: Shorelight Education

By I’mACE Team

Shorelight Education is a company that provides educational services to international students and prepares them for undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. Shorelight also partners with universities in the US to provide the best education experience. Therefore, many Shorelight students are offered direct entry into university.

Students are recruited globally into Shorelight’s programs, which are currently offered at a wide variety of university locations, and prepare them by holding one to three semester comprehensive programs, which aim to support and assist students. Moreover, Shorelight also offer pathway programs for students who need extra English training or academic support. The pathway programs are tailored to fit student particular needs.

US Education & Scholarship Expo was hosted by IDP Education (Cambodia) at ACE Tuol Tom Poung campus on 8 May 2019. During the Expo theI’mACE team had the opportunities to interview Mr. David Picton, a representative of Shorelight Education.

Does Shorelight help counsel students to find the right colleges?

One of our jobs is to help counsel students to find the right college and their desired major. We start from square one. We talk about the US generally as a study destination, opportunities for higher education, and US education system for university. Then, we offer a list of universities that students can go to. As Shorelight was invited to US expo by IDP Education (Cambodia), our goal is to learn more about Cambodia, especially what students and parents want from US universities because we wanted to be the connection between the two. Shorelight and IDP Cambodia help bring Cambodian students to further their education in the US.

Why should students consider the US as a study destination?

The reasons that students should consider the US is because the academic quality among all the universities are fantastic. The education system is a credit system that allows and provides a lot of opportunities so student can choice one subject but also study other subjects. There are also careers and internships opportunities for students as well. 

How much are the cost/fee for the services provided by Shorelight Education?

There is no cost for Shorelight itself. We work with students and parents to identify a suitable university and a suitable study destination. They only need to pay for the normal fee for tuition and accommodation at the university they choose as normal. There is no separate fee.  

For more information about your study abroad options, visit an IDP Study Abroad office at any ACE campus to talk to a Study Abroad counsellor.

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