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

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.

Registration for the Fall 2022 CPT/OPT Workshop

3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Register in advance for this meeting: CPT Workshop meeting registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CPT Workshop:  Click and view the CPT Workshop Presentation 

 

OPT Workshop: Click and view the OPT Workshop Presentation

12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscOusqzkjGtD2b7rwplE5R8pG9LyttsLv
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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