STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) Extension

The STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student’s program of study in an approved STEM field. The STEM OPT Hub maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Study in the States, is a helpful tool designed for school officials, F-1 students and interested employers.

STEM OPT Extension Process

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