Do you wish to work in the US after completing your degree there? If so, then you should know all about Optional Practical Training (OPT).
An F-1 visa is required for international students to attend full-time courses at universities in the US. This is a temporary visa and is also known as the student visa. This visa permits a student to work for 20 hours a week on campus during semester and for full time during vacation. F-1 visa holders become eligible for off-campus employment once they have completed their first academic year. Students are eligible for 12 months of temporary employment during and after their studies. OPT must be directly related to your area of study.