Asked by Anonymous
By right I can't work here while on exchange can I?
First contact your Designated School Official (DSO). If you are under F-1 visa, you're allowed on-campus employment:
Always check whether it is an 'on-campus employment'. It is the employee's responsibility.
As F1 student, 'off-campus employment' is not allowed unless authorised by the DSO. According to the DHS, a qualifying economic hardship entails "new, unexpected circumstances beyond (your) control," such as:
I suggest you seek the DSO for advice as he/she can best help you with your situation.