Work as an international student

Working at a job can provide valuable practical and cultural experience to you during your studies. You have many options for work as an international student or international exchange student.

Comparison of F-1 Employment Options

International Student Employment Options Workshop

12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2023

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/99845206548
Passcode: 301007

What is considered employment?

Employment: Any work performed or services provided in exchange for money, tuition, books, supplies, room and board, or any other benefit or compensation. 

Unpaid volunteering: You receive absolutely no benefit or compensation of any kind at any time.

Unauthorized employment is a serious violation of student status. Please contact the Office of International Affairs (OIA) if you have any questions or doubts about whether you are authorized to accept employment.

CPT Workshop: Click and view the CPT Workshop Presentation

CPT Virtual Workshops: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/93841739070
Passcode: 874083

Friday, January 20, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/99998353593
Passcode: 226601

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
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https://umich.zoom.us/j/99068041234
Passcode: 255152

Friday, April 7, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/98840096697
Passcode: 847029

 
OPT Workshop: Click and view the OPT Workshop Presentation

OPT Virtual Workshops: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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https://umich.zoom.us/j/99953045509
Passcode: 352386

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/99275876733
Passcode: 485448

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/98467461557
​​​​​​​Passcode: 937791

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/93038979138
​​​​​​​Passcode: 031379

Tax Information for International Students and Scholars

In this section, the OIA shares information and online resources regarding tax reporting requirements for F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. 

Employment Options for International Students

On-Campus Employment Eligibility and Requirements Information

Office of International Affairs

108 - The Union at Dearborn
780 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Phone: 313-583-6600
Fax: 313-583-6725