We have all the information you need during your stay.
Study and research are important. But there is more to life at Michigan Tech, on our campus and in your new community: the sister cities of Houghton and Hancock. Find out about essential services, like where the banks and hospitals are and how to proceed if you plan to work. From securing health insurance on arrival to sending out invitation letters for your graduation, International Programs and Services is here to help you find the correct resources to accomplish your academic and professional goals.
Before accepting any kind of job, contact IPS to find out if your visa allows you to work, and about other forms and requirements. We have all the details on employment options:
F-1 / J-1 students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week, including assistantships, during fall or spring semester. They can work full time up to 40 hours per week during Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break, and the summer semester.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
CPT authorizes employment for a credit-bearing off-campus job directly related to a specific course. Cooperative programs, or co-ops, are arranged through collaboration with Michigan Tech Career Services.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
OPT is authorization for a temporary job completed after graduation, to provide practical experience in a student's career field.