NEW YORK, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to further build on the STEM OPT Program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish a final rule that will extend the time international students can participate in practical training from 17 months to 24 months. The final rule also improves and increases oversight over STEM OPT extensions by requiring the implementation of formal training plans by employers, adding wage and other protections for STEM OPT students and U.S. workers, and allowing extensions only to students from degrees from accredited schools.
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