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Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshops


  • Students must sign-up 2 days prior to the workshop
  • USCIS will take 60 - 90 days to complete the process (from the day the application is received by them to the actual mailing of the EAD by USCIS to you).
  • An OPT application will require FIRM written confirmation by your academic advisor of a graduation date (all degree requirements must have been completed)
  • Schedule a workshop only if this is your last term (semester or summer session).


Workshop Dates for Fall 2014
Location: International Center

Advisor: Melissa de Jesus

OPT Workshops: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon (F-1 Only) Wednesday
Wednesday, September 24
Wednesday, Octobber 1
Wednesday, October 8
Wednesday, October 15
Wednesday, October 22
OPT Workshops: Time: 10:00 p.m.- 12 Noon (F-1 Only) Friday
Friday, September 26
Friday, October 3
Friday, October 10
Friday, October 17
Friday, October 24

  • For questions and/or individual meetings concerning Optical Practical Training (OPT), contact:
  • For questions and/or individual meetings concerning Academic Training appointments, contact:
  • For questions and/or individual meetings concerning Curricular Practical Training (CPT), contact: Amie Limon:


Appointment Request for OPT Workshop

Last Name:
Middle Name:
First Name:
Visa Type:
Telephone Number:
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University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881


International Student Orientation

Date: Friday, September 4, 2015


Place: Multicultural Center

Undergraduate Students' Time:

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Graduate Students' Time:

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)

FALL 2015 OPT workshop schedule: Available

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