U.S. News and Shorelight Education Launch U.S. News Global Education

New company focuses on helping international students

October 5, 2016 at 12:00

Washington, D.C. – October 5, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, and Shorelight Education today announced the creation of U.S. News Global Education. The new company will help international students and their families find universities that support their needs.

"We have seen a tremendous increase in the number of international students researching U.S. universities on usnews.com," said Bill Holiber, President and CEO of U.S. News. "Over the past few years we've started developing content and information specifically designed for international students and the response has been very positive. By collaborating with Shorelight Education and creating U.S. News Global Education, we are further expanding our global presence and platform for international students seeking to study at a U.S. university."

U.S. News Global Education, a Shorelight Education subsidiary company, will bring U.S. News' authoritative rankings and analysis together with Shorelight's international student expertise in supporting students looking to study at colleges and universities in the United States.

"Many international students and parents face unique challenges in the college research process: a foreign market, language barriers and varying sources of information," said Tom Dretler, CEO of Shorelight Education and Chairman of U.S. News Global Education. "Our combined efforts will help students from across the globe fulfill their educational aspirations and benefit from a transformative university experience."

Through U.S. News Global Education, international students and their families will have access to insights and analysis to make better, more informed decisions when selecting a university. Services for counselors and advisors are also planned.

Media Contact: U.S. News & World Report
Lucy Lyons

Media Contact: Shorelight Education
Alex Goldstein

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on education, health, personal finance, travel, cars and news and opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 37 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About Shorelight Education

Shorelight Education is reinventing the international education experience for students worldwide. Based in Boston, the company partners with top-ranked, nonprofit American universities to build innovative degree programs and services that are both high-touch and technology-driven to help talented students succeed on campus and become globally-minded alumni.