• 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.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

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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