International students must follow established Curricular Practical Training (CPT) guidelines. CPT employment must be authorized and I-20 updated before work begins. Practical training is an opportunity for international students in F-1 status to participate in professional, temporary employment directly related to their academic program. Curricular Practical Training refers to an internship, co-op program, or practicum, undertaken prior to the completion of studies. The training must be a required part of the curriculum and the student must receive academic credit for the employment. The training cannot have as its primary purpose the facilitation of employment and must not delay the student's progress toward degree completion. Click on the link to the right for the guidelines and application.
CPT is not authorized for students who have completed their degree requirements or are not in good academic standing or "out of status". Students who have completed their degree requirements should apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Click on the link to the right for additional details.
Be sure to visit with a representative from International Programs at Bellevue University for additional details regarding documentary requirements.