Practical Training

Practical Training is a benefit of the F-1 Student Visa program.  Practical Training requires formal off-campus employment authorization and is intended to be temporary.  Any authorized off-campus employment pursuant to the practical training benefit of the F-1 student program must be directly related to the student's field of study and enhance the overall academic objective of the student's degree program.  Practical Training is not intended to be a pathway to permanent employment or legal permanent residence in the United States.  For more information about Practical Training benefits available for F-1 students, please follow the links below:

Curricular Practical Training
Optional Practical Training
OPT STEM Extension

For more information about employment eligibility in the United States, please visit the Department of Homeland Security's Study In the States website.



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