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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 1, 2017
F-1 students enrolled in English language training programs cannot participate in practical training during their program of study, including any unpaid opportunities.Federal regulation prohibits Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified English language training programs from offering...
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October 31, 2017
Whether you are a current F or M international student or you are still deciding if you want to study in the United States, it is important to consider campus safety.Keep these campus safety questions in mind as you go through the international student life cycle.Prospective International...
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October 23, 2017
During the SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar on Oct. 5, 2017, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) representatives provided an in-depth look at the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.”The webinar covered several topics, including Form I-20 issuance and usage,...
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October 20, 2017
Study in the States has added and updated several SEVIS Help Hub pages that share information about transferring student records between institutions.The new and updated pages, which can be found via the Transfers page of the SEVIS Help Hub, cover topics that include:Initiating transfers for...