Curricular Practical Training

F-1 international students interested in participating in an internship or co-op are highly encouraged to attend a CPT workshop. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are setting up webinars for anyone who didn't participate in an in-person CPT workshop. 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is off-campus work authorization for employment (whether it is paid or unpaid), such as an internship or co-op, for F-1 international students to receive further training. Come and learn how to obtain CPT authorization from ISS and what you will need to do to remain in status while you are authorized for CPT. This workshop/webinar will discuss the requirements, how to request authorization, and other information related to CPT.

CPT Workshops and Webinars for Fall 2022

Listed below are several opportunities for attending the CPT (Curricular Practical Training) workshops and webinars. There first is an in person CPT workshop. This CPT workshop will include a full CPT presentation followed by Q&A. The second will be a webinar with the same presentation and Q&A online. We will also provide several general employment webinars that will include a brief presentation on general employment followed by Q&A. These general employment webinars will have two breakout room. One for J-1 students and another for F-1 students. These webinars will adress broader questions related to employment, CPT, etc. Please check out the workshop/webinars, dates, location, and registration links to sign up.

CPT Workshop (in person)

J-1 and F-1 Employment Webinars (Zoom with separate J-1 and F-1 breakout sessions)

CPT Webinar (Zoom)

CPT Presentation Video Series
Please click on the following link to the video. Each video is about 10-15 minutes
CPT Video #1 - What to Know Before You Apply 
CPT Video #2 - Employment, Travel, Taxes, and Insurance
CPT Video #3 - CPT FAQs
CPT Video #4 - Terra Dotta CPT Application
CPT Video #5 - CPT in Review

​Past CPT Presentation Webinar Recordings
Please click on the link above to view the past CPT webinar recordings.

If you have any further questions about CPT, please email

For upcoming webinars and other events, please view the Calender of Events

Event Details
DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Tuesday, December 06, 2022

CPT Workshop (in person)
Tues, Nov 15 at 6pm, ILCB Rm 112

J-1 and F-1 Employment Webinars (Zoom)
Thurs, Oct 20 at 4pm
Thurs, Nov 10 at 4pm
Tues, Dec 6 at 4pm

CPT Webinar (Zoom)
Thurs, Dec 1 at 5pm

LOCATION: See location details above