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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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March 3, 2015
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requires every school it certifies to have a principal designated school official (PDSO). Each program or institution may also have additional designated school officials (DSO) that provide support to F and M students. So, what is the difference...
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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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February 19, 2015
While many traditionally celebrate New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31, some people of Chinese descent also enjoy the festivities of the Chinese New Year, which takes place today, Feb. 19.  Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in the United States. Did you know that according to the latest SEVIS by the...
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February 2, 2015
Inessa Stepanenko originally came to the United States as an F-1 student from Russia to attend Schreiner College, a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school in Texas. Nearly 20 years later, she now serves as the school’s SEVP field representative.  Ms. Stepanenko was interviewed...