International Students should start thinking about OPT long before graduation. (Photo by UW Admissions / Kathrine Katherine B. Turner)

Tips for International Students hoping to stay after studying

A program called Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows international students to work in the U.S. for a year if they’re hired within 90 days of graduating.
Apr 9, 2015

My responsibility to fight for democracy in Hong Kong

"We are not here for fun, we are here for our future."
Oct 6, 2014

Frustrated with regulations, UW international students turn to illegal work

With international student populations at UW increasing every year, more and more are working under the table to make ends meet.
Mar 18, 2014
Vanna Fut breakdancing in front of a crowd. (Photo courtesy of Vanna Fut)

From gangster to breaker to peacemaker, the remarkable life of Big Lazy

When I asked Vanna Fut, the subject of the recent biopic “Raskal Love,” to introduce himself, he simply said: “birth name Vanna Fut, and the street calls me Big Lazy.”
Feb 7, 2014