UPDATES TO STEM OPT REGULATIONS
EFFECTIVE MAY 10, 2016
Effective May 10, 2016, the STEM OPT extension allows for 24 months of additional OPT employment authorization for students in specific STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. Employment must be directly related to an F-1 student’s program of study in an approved STEM field, and effectively replaces the 17-month STEM OPT extension previously available to certain STEM F-1 students.
Click here for more information on the STEM OPT Regulations
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2016 Global Citizen Award Recipients Announced
The Global Citizen Award recognizes outstanding students who exemplify global citizenship. Through their intercultural engagement, both at home and internationally, this year’s Global Citizen Award recipients have built relationships across cultures and fostered global awareness and mutual understanding on the FSU campus.
Students were nominated by faculty, staff, or their peers and selected by a panel of judges. Congratulations to our recipients (pictured L to R above) Jesse Smith-Appleson, Marcella Cavallaro, and Ye Wang.
Global Ambassadors Program Brings Cultural Awareness to the Tallahassee Community
Intercultural exchange and sensitivity are values FSU’s Center for Global Engagement is constantly striving to promote. One program created to enhance the rich intercultural environment on campus and in the Tallahassee community is the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP). GAP gives international students, faculty, and scholars the opportunity to be cultural ambassadors of their countries by engaging in speaking opportunities throughout Tallahassee at community organizations, K-12 schools, and FSU classes.
Participating in GAP allows international students to become more familiar with American culture, practice English speaking and presentation skills, and meet new people. The Tallahassee community also benefits by engaging with students from all around the world and being exposed to the similarities and differences between cultures.
One of GAP's most unique and rewarding partnerships is with the North Florida chapter of Boys Town, an organization that has touched the lives of more than 5,000 people in North Florida by giving at-risk children and families resources to foster a loving and supportive home environment. READ MORE…