Accepted International Student Checklist
NSU International Education Week
Office Hours - Office Of International Affairs
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on the Weekends & major holidays
Nova Southeastern UniversityHorvitz Admin. Bldg, 2nd Floor3301 College AvenueFt. Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 262-7240 800-541-6682, ext. 27240 email@example.com
International students are eligible to work off-campus after official permission is granted. There are two primary types of off-campus employment for which international students may apply:
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
F-1 students may be authorized to participate in a CPT program that is an integral part of their respective curriculum. Curricular practical training is defined as "alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school." The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requests evidence of direct course relevance of students who want to engage in Curricular Practical Training and requests evidence that the CPT opportunity meet one of the following conditions:
Visit the Documents and Forms page for the current Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
An F-1 student may apply for temporary employment involving practical training "directly related to the student's major area of study and commensurate with the student's educational level." The duration of this employment authorization is a total of 12 months per level. Students are eligible for another 12 months of OPT when they change levels (i.e. from Bachelor's to Master's).
Visit the Documents and Forms page for the current Optional Practical Training (OPT) forms.