International Student FAQ

Q: How many classes can I take per semester?
A: International students are required to be registered full-time each Fall and Spring semester. Full-time enrollment status requires a minimum of 9 credits per term. The number of courses you will take per semester depends on the program's curriculum. It is best to work directly with your program advisor to determine an appropriate schedule.

Q: I would like to earn money and/or get work experience. Can I get a job?
A: Employment for international students is highly regulated by the government, and it is crucial you understand these regulations. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) provides international students, where applicable, with the requirements and processing for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Please feel free to contact the OISS by phone 646.592.4203 or email.

Q: If I can't start working/interning right away, what can I do to prepare professionally?
A: Take advantage of Yeshiva University's Career Center. The center offers students a range of programs and resources, from personalized counseling and career planning to the latest professional search technologies. The Career Center also hosts on-campus recruiting events, career fairs, and information sessions and partners with employers, alumni, and community supporters to connect students with professional opportunities. In addition, YU faculty offer career mentoring, helping students to identify career options and opportunities for further study. Your faculty and program director are also here to help you find career opportunities and build your professional network during your time at YU.

It is also important to focus on your classes since your grades impact internship eligibility. Deliver stand-out work in class, get to know your classmates and professors – they will form the basis of your professional network, which can lead to future opportunities.