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What does OPT stand for?

OPT stands for Optional Practical Training


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Other areas of improvement in the business immigration arena include broadening and extending the Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs for students, especially in a STEM program; making user-friendly improvements to the
After my master's in the United States, I had the opportunity to seek employment as part of the Optional Practical Training programme," said Saniya.
After my master's in the United States, I had the opportunity to seek employment as part of the Optional Practical Training programme," said Saniya.
It has been reported that he was granted Optional Practical Training status, which allows foreign students to stay and work after graduating (the "training" label is really a work permit).
In the meantime, employers like CGES that need the talents of a recently graduated foreign national may elect to take advantage of a recent change in the law which allows the 12 months of post-completion Optional Practical Training to be extended for an additional 17 months, for a total of 29 months in OPT status.