A: Yes, you may register for the activity after you arrive, providing you have an F1 student visa and that you can start the programme on the official start date, with a minimum of 12 weeks available for the full course.
A: We will do our best to match you with a host company according to your interests and abilities, and where you will have an experience that will benefit your future career. It is important to note that the purpose of the Activity is to give you the opportunity to practise speaking English in the American workplace.
A: No, you must be a full-time student of Stafford House to take this course. This means you must take a full time programme of 25 lessons per week in addition to the Career Preparation Activity.
A: Yes, as long as you are within your Visa allowance.
A: No, in order to do a Career Preparation Activity with Stafford House you must study with a F1 Student Visa.
A: Stafford House will arrange a maximum of 2 interviews with a company according to your qualifications and best company match. If you do not accept a placement, or both companies do not accept you for the placement, a Stafford House Student Advisor will work with you on an alternative academic plan.
A: Placements are made during the 4-week Career Preparation Module. During this you will meet with the Career Placement Advisor who will discuss your placement and expectations. They will arrange an interview with a company and help you to prepare for that interview.
A: No, the purpose of the placement is to give you experience speaking English in the workplace and should not be considered employment or training.