I am an international student on F-1 visa; when can I start work?

International students on F-1 visas must attend at least two academic semesters of classes at any college or university in the U.S. before becoming eligible to work off-campus in the U.S.

Work assignments in the international student’s home country or a third country may be approved after at least one semester of graduate enrollment at Georgia Tech.

For more questions about F-1 guidelines, please either consult with the Office of International Education (OIE), or see their website for F-1 regulations and policies.