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Top 5 Places Retaining Foreign Students

December 15, 2014, Neil G. Ruiz

President Obama’s executive order to expand and extend the optional practical training program (OPT) will allow foreign student graduates to potentially work in the United States for longer than the current 12 to 29 month period after they graduate. Some metro areas stand to benefit more from this policy change than others. Below is the ranking of the top five metro areas that currently retain the most foreign students under the OPT program, based on research from earlier this year. 


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