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December 11, 2018
Want to hear about the latest news from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)? Don’t miss the Winter 2018 SEVP InFocus Webinar on Wednesday...
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August 18, 2016
F-1 international students participating in a 24-month science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension must receive fair compensation for their training.Employers must provide STEM OPT students with compensation that is comparable to that of U.S....
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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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