Curricular Practical Training (CPT) helps F-1 students at Northeastern University gain valuable work experience before their scheduled program end date—making it an integral part of their academic program.

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.

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).

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.

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.

With Academic Training, eligible J-1 students can deepen their Northeastern experience with employment opportunities that relate to their field of study.

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.

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.