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Special Announcement

The University Office of Global Programs (Global Penn State) will be closed December 24 through January 2 for winter break and staff will have limited access to email.

Offices will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015. Have a safe and happy New Year.

Note: Individual staff days off may vary.

 

Employment

Employment for F-1 and J-1 students is limited, and working without permission is a violation of status and a deportable offense. F-1 and J-1 students may not work off-campus without permission from DISSA.  On-Campus Employment is permitted with certain restrictions.  Students must complete employment paperwork with DISSA in order to work on-campus. A Social Security number is required for anyone receiving payment. DISSA can assist you with this process.

DISSA offers workshops every semester which explain the different types of off-campus work permission available to F-1 and J-1 students..

Off-Campus Work Permission for F-1 Students

 

Off-Campus Work Permission for J-1 Students

  • Academic Training: This benefit allows students to work related to their degree program during or after their studies.
  • Economic Necessity: This work permission can only be used when a student's financial situation drastically changes due to an unforeseen circumstance.

Volunteering

If you plan to volunteer please make sure you understand what it entails, as it may be viewed as employment.