International Student Employment

There are multiple work authorization options for F-1 and J-1 visa holders. Each type of work authorization has specific rules, application processes and timelines. Being aware of and knowledgeable about your work authorization benefits is an important step in making the most out of your time at USF. This section shares information about F-1 and J-1 work authorization options, and additional job search tips and resources to help students plan for their professional future.

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