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.

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

Stipended Graduate Assistantships (SGA) help eligible F-1 and J-1 students to successfully participate in part-time teaching while performing world-class research.

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.

Want to work outside the U.S.? Do you have an opportunity to participate in an international co-op? International students need to get an approval from the Office of Global Services (OGS). OGS also provides some helpful tips on traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.