International Students and Scholars Office



Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus employment option for F-1 students when the practical training is an integral part of the established curriculum or academic program. 

Optional Practical Training

Optical Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year period for F-1 students to work in the US in a field related to their area of studies/major.