There are two major categories of employment students may request while they are studying at URI: on-campus and off-campus.
I. On-Campus Employment:
F-1/J-1 students can work on campus for 20 hours a week when the university is in session and 40 hours during vacation or semester break periods.
II. Off-Campus Employment:
Students are allowed to engage in work, training, or experiences that are directly related to their field of study. Employment may be paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, before or after completing the course of study. Employment categories include: Academic Training (AT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and Severe Economic Hardship.
Academic Training (J-1 Only):
Academic Training (AT) allows a J-1 student to engage in employment, a URI internship, or co-op experience during or after a student's exchange program ends. The employment must be directly related to their field of study.
For questions and/or individual appointments concerning Academic Training, contact Melissa de Jesus: email@example.com
Curricular Practical Training (F-1 only):
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) allows a lawful F-1 student to engage in "alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education or any other type of required internship or practicum experience in their field of study." A student may choose to receive wages or academic credit for this experience. CPT MUST be an integral part of the student academic work.
For questions and/or meetings concerning Curricular Practical Training (CPT), contact Amie Limon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional Practical Training (F-1 Only):
Definition of OPT
Note: Graduate students may participate in OPT at different periods during their educational career, see below:
Conditions for OPT
For questions about the OPT Workshops, contact email@example.com
For questions about OPT processing, comntact firstname.lastname@example.org
Severe Economic Hardship (F-1 Only):
Only students whose financial situation has changed unexpectedly and/or beyond their control may apply for Economic Hardship.
International Student Orientation
Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Time: 10:00AM to 12 Noon
Place: Interntional Center
37 Lower College Road
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
A.C.E. Language Institute, Undergraduate &
Place: International Center
37 Lower College Road
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
SPRING 2013 OPT workshop schedules are announced.