Statement Supporting Skills-Based Employment for International Students (2018)

International students who study in the US on F-1 visas are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training (AT) visa extension programs, which enable them to work in "temporary employment that is directly related to...a student's major area of study."  To encourage the participation of history students in these programs for work in museums, non-profits, corporations, publishers, or other non-academic institutions, the AHA "strongly supports the right of international history students to pursue skills-based employment in the U.S. and encourages university administrators to make such opportunities known."

Adopted June 3, 2018.