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

F-1 students may apply to the USA 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).

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.

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.