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International students and designated school officials (DSOs) must remember to report student employer information related to optional practical training (OPT) in the Student and Exchange Visitor I
Study in the States offers a variety of tools for international students and school officials to follow the U.S. government rules and regulations that govern the international student process.
Use the School Search to find Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified schools and programs that are eligible to enroll F and M students in the United States. Search the map by school name, location, education or visa type.
Visit the SEVIS Help Hub for information and resources for school officials related to student records, school records and Student and Exchange Visitor Information System release updates, all in one central location.
Use the Glossary to search for and define key terms related to the F and M student process in the United States. The Glossary includes terms for both international students and designated school officials.
Explore the SEVIS Data Mapping Tool to view trends for F and M students in the United States. This interactive map provides information based on Student and Exchange Visitor Information System data.
Use this tool to create a guide for understanding the rules that F-1 and M-1 international students must follow to study in the United States.
Review the School Certification Life Cycle for a step-by-step guide to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program certification process for schools and programs in the United States, including initial certification, filing documents, recertification and more.
Download, print and share free visual graphics that explain Student and Exchange Visitor Program certification and the international student process in the United States. You can search for resources using audience and topic filters.
Explore the Frequently Asked Questions tool to find the answers to frequently asked questions about studying in the United States as an F or M student.
Add the Study in the States widget to your website to easily share Study in the States information and resources with your international student audience.
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