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# Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion

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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
PP627 wrote:
pinetree22 wrote:
Hi there, I would like to start with this question: Can I travel internationally during OPT period (after getting accepted OPT and before the end date)? I have heard from the grapevine that during the OPT period, OPT holders should not travel outside the U.S. as they may encounter some difficulty to enter the U.S. Is this true?

It is absolutely possible to travel internationally. Occasionally you might experience some minor difficulties, but it's rather on the inconvenience side of things than actually impacting your travel plans. Hope this helps!

Thank you for the information!
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
pinetree22 wrote:
Hi there, I would like to start with this question: Can I travel internationally during OPT period (after getting accepted OPT and before the end date)? I have heard from the grapevine that during the OPT period, OPT holders should not travel outside the U.S. as they may encounter some difficulty to enter the U.S. Is this true?

Hey pinetree22 ,

Thank you for the question. Yes, you can absolutely travel internationally but make sure you carry your EAD card with you. You won't face any difficulty if you have your job offer letter, EAD card and updated I20 with you. I hope this helps!
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
Thank you for the question
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
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Some schools have some Stem-designated enrichment courses like Business Analytics. In that case will my job have to be centred around business analytics to get the extension.

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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
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Some schools have some Stem-designated enrichment courses like Business Analytics. In that case will my job have to be centred around business analytics to get the extension.

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Hey blowice27 ,

As per my understanding, I think as long as your post MBA related is somehow related to your MBA major, you should be good. For example, let's say you majored in Consulting and you also did take analytics courses, you will be fine to work either as a consultant or as someone who has alot of analytics work. I hope that helps!
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
Both my international clients want to startup in business school and obviously do that full time post graduation. What are the OPT rules on that, do they have to be employed by a certain company? If so, what are the options that would allow them to stay in the US? What are the options with a J visa if you happen to know? I can chat with my ex roomie at Tulane Law who is an immigration attorney but have been hitting her hard the past couple weeks.
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
I would like to know if a transfer student only to complete one single academic year at an USCIS approved school could be eligible to apply for OPT?
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
luongq1 wrote:
I would like to know if a transfer student only to complete one single academic year at an USCIS approved school could be eligible to apply for OPT?

Hey luongq1 ,

Thank you for the question. USCIS requires us to complete a minimum of 12 months of study before starting working on OPT. So, as long as you are fulfilling the requirements, I believe you should be good. All the best!
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
I have a question: Do we get directly three years of OPT or the first one year then again we have to extend it for two years?
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
Praful2910 wrote:
I have a question: Do we get directly three years of OPT or the first one year then again we have to extend it for two years?

Hey Praful2910 ,

Thank you for the question. If you have a STEM degree, you get it for 3 years at the first time itself. No need to of requesting extension after 1 year. I hope that helps!

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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
markano wrote:
Thank you for the question

thanks
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Re: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Discussion [#permalink]
Hi! Did anyone forgot to update one of the supervisors when you are working with multiple supervisors under the same employer? For example forgot to update the last day of the employment when you were under OPT. I am under Extension of OPT right now. I contacted DSO and she requested a ticket but it was refused bc it happened one year ago. How does it work? Did it affect your change of status?

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