F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees and meet other requirements (see below) are eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).
The Office of Global Services at Northeastern University helps international students and scholars learn what steps they must take before working in the USA both before and after graduation.
F-1 students may apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, which helps them apply their classroom learning to the real-world.
If you want to switch your F-1 student status to a H-1B temporary employment status after completing a program of study or Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, read below about the cap gap extension.
Sometimes in life, the unexpected happens. If you experience a financial hardship and you are currently studying in the USA on an F-1 visa, you may request an employment authorization.
As a J-2 dependent, you may be eligible to work in the USA. Not sure what you need to apply for employment? The Office of Global Services can help you craft a cover letter and figure out which documents you need to land your dream job.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a benefit for eligible F-1 students to authorize off-campus practical training physically located within the U.S. as required by a student’s curriculum or any co-op experience.
There are several places on-campus F-1 students can and cannot work. Discover where they are.
If you are an F-1 student, you may be eligible to participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT), which helps you gain practical work experience related to your field of study.
With Academic Training, eligible J-1 students can deepen their Northeastern experience with employment opportunities that relate to their field of study.
Dunkin’ Donuts. Cafe 716. Subway. Qdoba. Punter’s Pub. Discover all the places where J-1 students can and cannot work at on Northeastern’s campus.
F-1 students on Post-Completion Optional Training are required to report specific changes of their status to the Office of Global Services (OGS). See the full list below.
Discover what F-1 students are required to report during their 24-month Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) extension.
With the help of the Stipended Graduate Assistantships (SGA), eligible F-1 and J-1 students are participating in part-time teaching and residence hall duties and performing world-class research.
In order to maintain your F-1 student status, please review these guidelines regarding unauthorized employment on Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
At Northeastern University, F-1 and J-1 students are encouraged to give back so others can get ahead. While volunteering may seem simple, it is actually a complex area in which immigration regulations and labor laws intersect.
As a student at Northeastern, you may have the opportunity to participate in an international co-op. If this occurs, you may need approval from the Office of Global Services to work outside the USA.