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March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in...
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July 8, 2016
Students with existing 17-month STEM OPT EADs may no longer apply to transition their EAD to the 24-month STEM OPT EAD.  If you are a current 17-month STEM OPT participant who applied for the additional seven months by the August 8, 2016 deadline and have questions about the status of your...
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July 7, 2016
Questions from Designated School Officials is a blog series on Study in the States for designated school officials (DSOs). Each month, we will answer a question that will help you advise your F and/or M students. If you are a DSO and would like to submit a question, you can email us or ask us via ...
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June 16, 2016
One of the most popular training opportunities for F-1 students is post-completion optional practical training (OPT), which grants participants up to12 months of employment authorization for on-the-job training that relates to their degree.The new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (...
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May 31, 2016
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requires employers with international students participating in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension to answer four specific questions when developing a Form I-983, “Training Plan for...