Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is work authorization that allows international students in F-1 status to gain practical experience in their major field(s) of study. OPT allows up to one full-year (12 months) of off-campus employment per degree level. OPT can be Pre-Completion (before completion of your Brandeis degree program) or Post-Completion (after completion of your degree program). 

Types of OPT

Post-Completion OPT

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