To remain in status, it is extremely important that you follow the Federal regulations regarding employment. It is a serious violation of your F-1 status to work without authorization.
In many cases international students must contact the Office of International Services in Poplars 221 to get work authorization before accepting employment. Never work without first receiving authorization!
Please select the appropriate link below for more information regarding the various types of employment authorization:
On-Campus Employment—Employment performed on campus and paid by Indiana
Students who wish to work on any IU campus other than Bloomington should send an email to the Office of International Services (email@example.com) or call 812-855-9086 to make an appointment with an international student advisor to discuss this in advance of accepting any employment.
- Curricular Practical Training—Off-campus employment authorization for work done in your field of study while enrolled as a student
- Optional Practical Training—Off-campus employment authorization granted by USCIS for work done in your field of study, usually following graduation
- Economic Hardship—Off-campus employment authorization granted by USCIS based on severe, unexpected economic hardship
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