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Working in the U.S.

Working On-Campus

All international students are allowed to work on-campus without any authorization from USCIS. However, you need documentation from the Office of International Affairs. Hourly limits on employment for scholarships and assistantship is 20 hours per week when school is in session. When school is not in session the limit is 40 hours per week.

Working Off-Campus

International students are allowed to work off-campus under three categories. International students are required to obtain the authorization of USCIS in order to work off-campus.

Curricular Practical Training

Optional Practical Training

Report OPT Employer Information

Optional Practical Training Extension

H-1B Cap Gap Information

Economic Hardship

Sample Social Security Letter