S.A. Recommends 2-Year Work Authorization Extension for International Students Studying Economics

Published: 04/16/2018

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The Student Assembly requested the University to provide international students majoring in economics an extra two years of U.S. employment by recertifying their major as a STEM-based program according to federal guidelines, in a packed assembly meeting on Thursday.

Cornell’s economics major is currently recognized by the federal government as a “general” economics education, which sanctions only one year of work authorization in the United States after graduation.

The resolution will recertify the economics major into an “econometrics and quantitative economics” program, which will provide international students studying the major with two additional years of legally working in the United States without a work visa.

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