F-1 Off Campus Employment
As an F-1 Student you are allowed to work off-campus under certain work permits. Learn about the requirements, application procedures, and differences in purpose for common F-1 off-campus employment authorization types.
Optional Practical Training is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization before completing their academic studies (pre-completion) and/or after completing their academic studies (post-completion).