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Olivier Debure
Director, International Student Programs

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711



toll-free: (800) 456-9009 

International Student Services

International Student Programs


For F-1 students there are several types of employment available, On-campus employment, Off-campus employment, Internships

On-campus employment

At Eckerd College, this option is available to F-1 students who have received International Work Study from the Office of Financial Aid or a promise of employment from an on-campus employer. The student may work at any on-campus position for no more than 20 hours/week while school is in session, but on official school breaks a student may work full-time.

Off-campus employment

Do not work off-campus without approval from the International Student Advisor!! If you violate your status by working off-campus without authorization. These are serious infractions that can cause you serious problems and could require you having to leave the country.There are several ways to qualify for off-campus employment.


There are two types of internships available. Curricular Practical Training(CPT) is usually done as part of a class during the semester or as an internship during the summer. The training has to be "part of your curriculum" so it is recommended you complete it for credit. For more information on the limitations of this internship and how to apply, click on the link below.

The second type is usually done after graduation. It is called an Optional Practical Training (OPT) and is part of the F-1 visa regulations. For more information on deadlines, cost of the application and procedures, click on the link below

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

International Admission

International Student Admission

For questions about admission, scholarship opportunities and applying to Eckerd please visit International Student Admission or email the Coordinator of International Admission.

Festival of Cultures

Festival of Cultures

Organized the International Students Services office, this event is by far the most ethnically colorful event that takes place at Eckerd College each year when students from different countries come together and celebrate their cultures. Learn more.