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Optional practical training (OPT) vs. STEM OPT
Optional practical training (OPT) vs. STEM OPT
Learn the difference between Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT. Interstride empowers students to thrive international...
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March 20, 2024
How to answer: When can you start
How to answer: When can you start
Preparing for job interviews for international students comes with unique challenges. You will need to have some understanding of...
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March 13, 2024
CPT vs OPT: Choosing the right work authorization option
CPT vs OPT: Choosing the right work authorization option
Are you an international student looking for work experience in the US? You may have heard the terms CPT and OPT thrown around at...
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March 5, 2024
H-1B regular cap vs master’s cap
H-1B regular cap vs master’s cap
H-1B visas are highly sought after, but there is only a certain amount of these visas available each year. This limit is known as...
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February 26, 2024
How can international students transfer universities in the US
How can international students transfer universities in the US
If you are unhappy with your current US university or want to switch schools for another reason, you may wonder, can I change scho...
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February 15, 2024
10 H-1B benefits and how to take advantage of them
10 H-1B benefits and how to take advantage of them
The H-1B is the most popular visa option for international students and graduates who wish to stay and work in the US, and there a...
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January 31, 2024
Can I freelance as an international student?
Can I freelance as an international student?
Many college students in the US are interested in freelancing to gain valuable work experience while in school and make extra mone...
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January 16, 2024
Can I work remotely for a non-US company as an international student in the US?
Can I work remotely for a non-US company as an international student in the US?
International students hoping to gain experience or earn some extra money may be wondering if they can work remotely for a non-US...
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January 10, 2024
Can I work remotely on an H-1B visa?
Can I work remotely on an H-1B visa?
Many people are drawn to remote work for the freedom and flexibility that it provides, so it should come as no surprise that the n...
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January 4, 2024
What’s the H-1B cap-gap extension?
What’s the H-1B cap-gap extension?
For international students who are hoping to continue working in the US after your OPT or STEM OPT expires, the H-1B visa is a cri...
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December 13, 2023
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What is form I-765?
What is form I-765?
As an international student seeking OPT in the US, you will need an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Once you are approved...
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November 21, 2023
Overcoming student visa denials: Common reasons and how to avoid them
Overcoming student visa denials: Common reasons and how to avoid them
Learn common reasons why F-1 student visa applications are denied so that you can avoid denials the first time or reapply if neede...
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October 9, 2023
Student visas: F-1, J-1, and M-1
Student visas: F-1, J-1, and M-1
Interested in studying in the US? Learn more about these popular student visa types, and discover the best one for you...
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August 31, 2023
What are H-1B cap-exempt jobs?
What are H-1B cap-exempt jobs?
Looking for a job in the US? Learn more about H-1B cap-exempt jobs, and why they're important for international students to consid...
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August 21, 2023
What are the eight new STEM-designated fields for study?
What are the eight new STEM-designated fields for study?
Learn more about the importance of STEM-designated fields of study for international students, and explore the eight new fields ad...
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August 17, 2023
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