NAFSA's eleven regions welcome you to join us at the NAFSA All-Region Summit, a special virtual conference held October 4 - 22, 2021. Participants gain access to live and on-demand region-specific content, as well as shared activities and events. This first-ever combined regional event will provide participants with new learning, networking, and engagement opportunities.
Region XII International Student Advising Updates
New 24-month STEM OPT Extension Rule
As of May 10, 2016, eligible F-1 students who have completed a designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree are eligible to apply for a 24-month STEM OPT Extension. The new rule increases the duration of the STEM OPT Extension period from 17 months to 24 months. For more information, refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
Advisor Meetings in the District - Great for Networking!
Advisor discussion groups in the Southern District! Directions and event information are available from the individual group hosts, as provided when available. Please contact the hosts directly with any questions.
U.S. Government Sites
- U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Immigration Forms
- Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP); SEVIS
- U.S. Department of State (DOS)
- U.S. Embassies
- U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)