Off-Campus Employment


International students in F-1 status have several off-campus employment options available to them, provided they are maintaining lawful student status and are doing well academically.

Curricular Practical Training: employment prior to completion of studies which is either required as part of your curriculum or for which you will receive academic credit.

Optional Practical Training: employment before or after completion of your academic program, which is related to your field of study and commensurate with your educational level.

Employment Due to Severe Economic Hardship - students who are experiencing a severe, unforeseen economic hardship, may be eligible for this type of employment. For more information and application instructions, contact the OISS.