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.

While Curricular Practical Training (CPT) helps F-1 students gain valuable work experience, advisors, co-op coordinators, and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System contacts play an integral role in setting these students up for success.

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.