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International Students

Optional Practical Training

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined as "temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study."

As a benefit of F-1 visa status, you are permitted, when eligible, to apply for a total of one year or 365 days of employment authorization to gain practical training in your field of study (i.e. the major listed on your I-20).


OPT Reporting Form
OPT Application Step-by-Step Guide

Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an employment authorization for students in F-1 visa status for employment that is an "integral part of an established curriculum."