• Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    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.

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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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