As a way to more fully understand your new learning environment, you may want to consider getting a job during your stay.

Employment is a benefit granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to eligible F-1 visa students who have been in good academic standing and have not violated any F-1 status rules and regulations. You should always consult an International Student Advisor first to check your eligibility before searching for a job.

Economic Hardship

You must have been in F-1 status for one full academic year. You also must prove to USCIS that employment is needed due to SEVERE Economic Hardship caused by circumstances beyond student’s control. Must apply to USCIS for approval and show proof of hardship.