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Cleveland State Global Targets International Students

CSU is the only public university in Ohio to partner with Boston-based Shorelight Education. This new collaboration, Cleveland State Global, will connect international students seeking an American education with CSU and provide job opportunities after graduation.

Shorelight’s signature undergraduate and graduate support programs will help CSU recruit and retain top international students and ensure their success as they progress through graduation.

Shorelight and CSU will work collaboratively with the city of Cleveland and local businesses to build a strategic workforce pipeline that will connect qualified international students who complete their studies at CSU with companies eager to employ them.

As part of the three-pronged relationship, CSU will serve as the academic provider – delivering undergraduate and advanced degree programs in a number of fields, as well as experiential learning opportunities. As the operational and programmatic provider, Shorelight will deliver technology-enabled services and resources to help engage and support international students throughout the application, enrollment and academic experience. Finally, the city will help connect international graduates with employment opportunities in the Cleveland area.

“Cleveland State has long been an anchor for the city of Cleveland, helping to promote educational and economic growth for our community.

“This unique partnership with Shorelight Education will establish CSU as a beacon institution for students from around the world, bringing an even richer diversity of viewpoints and experiences into our classrooms, communities and places of work,” says President Sands.

“Our team is thrilled to use our global reach and experience to further expose CSU and the city of Cleveland to the world, and ensure that international students are supported and successful throughout their academic and professional journeys,” adds Shorelight chief executive officer Tom Dretler.

The program will begin this fall.

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