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Western New England University and Shorelight Announce Partnership for International Students

Published: April 11, 2022 | Categories: All News
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Western New England (WNE) University and Shorelight has announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that will provide international students with the opportunity to receive a transformative WNE education. This collaboration will further enhance the University's mission to develop students to become informed and responsible leaders and problem-solvers equipped to create value and thrive in a complex hyperconnected world.

As a comprehensive private institution with National University status, Western New England University embraces the possibilities of the future through a transformative, dynamic, and innovative institutional model that empowers agile and adaptive learners and earners, capable of navigating change, disruption, and ambiguity while achieving personal and professional success and creating value in a global society.

Shorelight is a leading international student marketplace that helps international students find the right university and degree program. Shorelight's signature undergraduate and graduate support programs will help Western New England recruit and retain international students from across the world and provide individualized support to international students from recruitment through graduation. A partnership with Shorelight will allow more international students to access Western New England University's robust undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees from among the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Law, and more than 90 academic programs. Shorelight will provide Western New England University access to a global population of talented students and foster diversity and cultural understanding.

"We are thrilled to connect international students looking for a high-quality education with Western New England University and provide the tools and resources each student needs to be successful throughout their educational journey," said Shorelight CEO Tom Dretler. "International students who choose to study at Western New England University will benefit from a student-centered approach, dedication to teaching, and commitment to service learning. We know that world-class international students seeking a transformative higher education experience in the U.S. will find it at Western New England and contribute in so many ways to campus and the surrounding community."

The first international students welcomed as a part of this partnership will arrive on campus at Western New England University for the Spring 2023 semester. Students also have the option to begin their studies in Spring 2023 through Shorelight's digital platform, American Collegiate Live.