Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT is defined as being "an integral part of the curriculum" during your academic career, which includes internships. You must get CPT authorization through the Ivanhoe International Center BEFORE working. If you do not have CPT and work off campus, you are in violation of your status and working illegally. 

Curricular Practical Training is a type of off-campus work permission for F-1 international students who want to gain experience in their field of study. CPT is not available after a student completes a degree program.

The CPT Application Process

Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003

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