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January 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign occurs every January to raise awareness for and prevent human trafficking. To coincide...
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December 12, 2019
If your F-1 international student is interested in curricular practical training (CPT), don’t forget that you must authorize their CPT opportunity before they can participate. CPT is an alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education or other type of required internship or practicum that...
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November 25, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) recently upgraded to Release 6.49. This latest release introduced new functionality, including the ability for designated school officials (DSOs) to upload the Form I-983, “Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students.” As a result of...
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November 20, 2019
On Nov. 20, 2019, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) launched the SEVP External Training Application (SETA), an online learning management tool for current and prospective school and sponsor officials.  The SETA platform is independent of SEVIS and must be accessed on a separate...
International Education Week
November 18, 2019
On Nov. 18, 2019, the Institute of International Education (IIE) released its annual Open Doors Report. The report, which is released each year as part of International Education Week, includes detailed information and data about post-secondary student flows into and out of the United States during...