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July 1, 2021
This guest blog post from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection contains information about how recent department guidance regarding National Interest Exceptions applies to F and M students. The U.S. Department of State has released guidance regarding National Interest…
June 1, 2021
On Sept. 30, 2019, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published new policy guidance titled, “Practical Training: Determining a Direct Relationship Between Employment and a Student’s Major Area of Study.” The guidance explains that students are responsible for providing a description of…
May 25, 2021
While the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) works to ensure student employment compliance, it is important for both designated school officials (DSOs) and international students to be aware of potentially fraudulent employers and to report suspected fraud. Below are a few red flags that…
May 24, 2021
On May 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a notice in the Federal Register that provides Special Student Relief (SSR) for F-1 nonimmigrant students from Burma who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a result of the current crisis in Burma. SSR is the…