CPT/OPT Resources for International Students

What is CPT/OPT?

CPT: This stands for Curricular Practical Training. This is for F-1 students who are currently pursuing their field of study, but need to pursue an internship requirement to graduate. If you need to complete an internship, please review this with your international advisor.

OPT: This stands for Optional Practical Training. This is temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student’s major area of study. This is open to F-1 students to gain professional experience in the field.

Read more about how to apply for CPT/OPT in the spring 2014 issue of International Student Voice Magazine.


News related to CPT/OPT

April 15, 2014: NAFSA Responds to Criticism of OPT Program

  • 15th Apr, 2014

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