Welcome to Metropolitan College of New York! Every international student brings personal experiences from home and enlightens our community. In addition to working with you one-on-one throughout your entire program, I invite you to join me for campus events focused to the needs of International students: transition to American education systems, virtual New International Students Orientation, career fairs and professional development workshops.  I look forward to providing you with an exceptional educational experience while helping you succeed throughout your academic career.

Bradley G. Hawk Keie, Associate Director
Graduate and International Student Advisement | Principal Designated School Official
(212) 343-1234, ext. 2802 | bhawkkeie@mcny.edu

MCNY provides international students with one-on-one support to help them understand the college’s curriculum while they acclimate to living in the U.S.

Each international student benefits from a full-time academic advisor, who is part of the college’s comprehensive support system for international students that includes resources for academic advisement, housing, insurance, international student loans, cultural events. We also provide intra-departmental programming and skills workshops geared towards addressing the unique needs of the international students.

Work Authorization

Optional Practical Training, Post Completion

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study.  F-1 students may be authorized by USCIS to work in the United States during an approved 12-month post-completion OPT after the studies are completed.  Please set up a meeting with your advisor within 100 days of your program completion to submit the I-765 application.  For information on studying, working and traveling in the United States, please visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov

Curricular Practical Training

[8 cfr 214.2 (f)(10)(i)] Curricular Practical Training. (CPT)

An F-1 student may be authorized by the Designated School Official (DSO) to participate in a curricular practical training program that is an integral or required part of an established curriculum. Curricular practical training is defined to be alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school. Students who have received one year or more of full time curricular practical training are ineligible for post-completion academic training. Exceptions to the one academic year requirement are provided for students enrolled in graduate studies that require immediate participation in curricular practical training. A request for authorization for curricular practical training must be made to the DSO. A student may begin curricular practical training only after receiving his or her Form I-20 with the DSO endorsement.

F-1 Curricular Practical Training Request Form

CPT Cooperative Agreement