The M-1 nonimmigrant alien classification is for foreign students pursuing a full course
of study in DHS-approved vocational and nonacademic schools in the U.S.
An M1 student may only work in Optional Practical Training (OPT) for which the M1
student has an EAD from DHS. (M1 English-language-program students are ineligible
for optional practical training.)
M1 students cannot work in general on-campus employment, Curricular Practical Training,
internship with international organization nor due to severe economic hardship, thus
will not be issued an EAD for any of this type of work.