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US: Shorelight partners with U of Dayton, Ohio

University of DaytonThe University of Dayton's Research Institute and Innovation Center. Photo: Flickr/Ohio Redevelopment Projects - ODSA.

The program will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2018

Shorelight’s International Accelerator Program will prepare international students for study at the university, through both intensive English and academic courses.

“This is a thoughtful approach to attracting and educating international students”

It will offer programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The new partnership will help to foster “a welcoming, inclusive campus community”, according to University of Dayton president Eric Spina.

“This is a thoughtful approach to attracting and educating international students and ensuring their ultimate success,” he said.

“At the University of Dayton, we have a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Introducing diverse ideas and perspectives from top international students is critical to that work.”

The program will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2018.

“We’re thrilled to enter into this partnership with the University of Dayton – its top-quality academic offerings, innovative approach to student-centered education and dedication to leadership and service make them an ideal partner for Shorelight,” commented Shorelight CEO Tom Dretler.

“We share the University of Dayton’s commitment to welcoming students of all backgrounds and from across the world, and we look forward to what we can accomplish together in the days ahead.”

The University of Dayton is Ohio’s largest private university and currently enrols students from some 40 countries.

Founded in 2013, Shorelight has built up a rapidly expanding portfolio of university partnerships. In the last year, the US-based company also announced pathway partnerships with University of Illinois-Chicago and California’s University of the Pacific.

It has also most recently announced it is working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a blended master’s program.

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