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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

EMPLOYMENT
for International Students

F-1 Student Employment

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Practical Training

As an F-1 international student, you have the opportunity to get work experience in your field of study through an employment authorization option called “practical training.”

There are 2 types of practical training:
Curricular practical training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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F-1 Economic Hardship

Off-campus employment is available for F-1 students who are faced with extreme economic hardship due to an unforeseen change in their financial circumstances.

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F-2 Dependents: Employment

Dependents of F-1 students may not be employed in the U.S. Instead, explore a variety of alternatives to paid employment.


 

Upcoming OPT Meetings

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Find information on employment and taxes for F-1 students.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Learn about workshops offered by ISC and SDSU Career Services for international F-1 visa students.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
 Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu