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June 18, 2018
On June 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) invites designated school officials (DSOs) to tune in to the SEVP...
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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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March 11, 2016
Today, 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, which is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student’s program of study in...
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October 16, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed extending the time some international students may receive practical training while in the United States.Specifically, the DHS proposed rule extends how long F-1 students who study science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) may...
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March 2, 2015
In the United States, National Women’s History Month is celebrated in March. According to Library of Congress this celebration pays “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” To celebrate National Women’s History Month, here...

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