• Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Conrado's Bio:
    Born and raised in urban Madrid, lived in rural northern California and ended up in snowy suburban Minnesota. During the school year you'll find me firmly entrenched in a routine designed to develop my Psychology research skills, and during the summer you will probably not find me at all; in my free time, I enjoy going on trekking trips in the backcountry, adventuring through recondite countries and most importantly spending time with my family.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

OPT Visa Assistance

As an international student, my choices upon graduation are limited. I am considered a ‘non-resident alien’ which essentially means ‘you’re not technically in the US, you’re confined to the University you’re attending and its purposes’. Unlike American students, I cannot simply join the workforce. If I want to do anything but applying to graduate school or leaving the country (the former still requires another visa, of course, but it is managed by the host school), I must undergo a lengthy process to attain a working visa. Fortunately, there’s a program that–by virtue of having attended college in the US–makes me much more likely to attain it, but I still have to plan in advance, fill up the forms and wait three to four months. Enter the Office of International Programs. With their help, I was able to easily get all the information and assistance I needed to fill in the details, and apply to the visa in a timely fashion!

*Big shoutout to Natalia Miller for being a great academic advisor for international students. Without her, I wouldn’t have even known this visa existed!

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