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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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November 29, 2017
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will host the Winter 2017 SEVP InFocus Webinar on Dec. 14, 2017, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.During the webinar, representatives from SEVP will discuss the latest program news and updates for designated school officials, including:Recent changes to the...
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November 27, 2017
As winter approaches in the United States, some F-1 and M-1 international students may be preparing to graduate. Designated school officials (DSOs) can use this time to remind their international students and themselves of important graduation reminders.When F-1 and M-1 international students...
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November 21, 2017
While studying in the United States, you must follow specific rules to maintain your F or M student status.Maintaining your status is important because when the U.S. Department of State issued you an F or M student visa, it meant that you were coming to the United States for the sole purpose of...
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November 15, 2017
On Nov. 13, 2017, 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 about post-secondary student flows into and out of the United States during the...