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September 20, 2018
Following the impact of Hurricane Florence on the affected jurisdictions in North Carolina and South Carolina, the Student and Exchange Visitor ...
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Biologist Working in a Laboratory.
May 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) compiles the STEM Designated Degree Program List based on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) definition of a “science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field.”DHS uses this list to determine...
Microscope and related objects used for scientific study.
May 10, 2016
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new 24-month optional practical training (OPT) extension for F-1 students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees is in effect starting today, May 10, 2016. This rule replaces the previous 17-month STEM OPT extension. The...
Trainees in a factory.
May 4, 2016
This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration hosts National Small Business Week to recognize the critical contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the United States, who “create 21st century jobs, drive innovation and increase America’s global competitiveness.”The areas of...
Female student uses a 3D printing machine to print an object
March 15, 2016
On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension. This final rule will go into effect on May 10, 2016, and at that time will replace the current 17-...

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