F-1 visa


OPT and the STEM Extension

As international students holding F-1 visas prepare to graduate, many apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) to receive employment authorization for a year or more. Who Qualifies for STEM Extension? Although Optional Practical Training for some F-1 students is restricted to 12 months, other international students will qualify for an additional 17 months of OPT…


International Students in the U.S.

In 2014, a survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named the Brookings Institution as the most influential think tank in the world. Brookings is one of Washington’s oldest and most prestigious “think tanks.” It conducts research and education in economics, foreign policy, and global development with the aims of strengthening democracy, fostering economic security…