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Can international students stay in the USA after graduation?

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    Portland State University

    Portland State University

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    Students can stay in the US after graduation. It's the Opti, which is optional practical training, so you can find a job once you graduate and if you get hired, you are able to work for a year sometimes depending on the major, your major. You can extend your hoppity as well. And your university resources will help you with all of that.

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    California State University, San Bernardino

    California State University, San Bernardino

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    After graduation, students have 60 days to return home or be admitted to a new program school or be granted about.

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    Shoreline Community College

    Shoreline Community College

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    Shoreline Community College, one student graduates, they have the opportunity for an opt option, so generally when a student attends a four year university, they get one or three years of opt upon graduation from that university. However, when coming to a community college such as Shoreline, you actually get an opportunity for an extra year of additional Opti upon graduation from your associate's degree. So what's the student graduates with their associate's degree? The first two years of university in the United States, the student is eligible for an additional year of Opti.

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    Full Sail University

    Full Sail University

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    Our international students are typically studying on an F1 student visa and the F1 visa program allows you to apply for optional practical training. In short, it's OK. And what it does is give you the ability to work in the United States after you graduate for a period of 12 months in a job related to your field of study. If you graduate from a program under STEM science, technology, engineering and math, you can qualify for an additional twenty four months. So that could be up to 30 six months of work in the US Postgraduation.

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    Western New England University

    Western New England University

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    Yes, international students can certainly stay in the United States after their studies if they apply for either STEM, opt or opt, which is optional practical training. This program allows international students to stay in the US for either a year if it's regular Opti up to three years in STEM Opti and students can work in their field and gain hands on experience before returning to their home country.

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    Florida Institute of Technology

    Florida Institute of Technology

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    International students studying in the United States often wonder if they can stay in the country after they graduate on an F1 visa. International students are allowed to stay 60 days after graduation or after the program end date to wrap up their affairs, do some tourism, whatever. If they're going to work an optional practical training or opt in non stem degree areas, they may work one year and in STEM degree areas they may work three year optos.

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    California State University, Northridge

    California State University, Northridge

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    Can international students stay in the U.S. after graduation? Yes, absolutely. If students graduate in an undergraduate or a graduate degree program, they are eligible for the optional practical training opt, which allows the students to remain in the U.S. for one year, working in any area of their studies. And if they are STEM major related, they can work up to three years under their EF1 visas to on an HOPPITY status.

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    University of La Verne

    University of La Verne

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    International students can stay after they graduate up to one year for something called the Opti, where students can get training and work experience of their major and they can stay up to three years for some designated programs such as our Masters of Science and Data Analytics program.

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