Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization.
If you would like to teach for DLLC for one semester or one year following your graduation, your request must first be routed to the DLLC Director of Graduate Studies, who will consult with the sequence supervisor and/or TA observer in your language and obtain a ranked list of candidates, which is submitted to the Department Chair. If students would like to pursue an OPT someplace other than UD DLLC, they will need to apply via OISS, who will solicit a signed recommendation form from their advisor.
Usually, DLLC can provide hours for 1-3 candidates each year. The Department strives to offer 12 hours/semester, but that may not always be possible.