I initially came to the US as a J-1 visa as a Fulbright FLTA student for the period of 9 months, and after my program ended I went back home for summer (two months), then came back to the US this time as an F-1 student to study for my Master’s at a US university. I was wondering whether I will be able to: 1) do the OPT, 2)do an extension and eventually change my status to work here and maybe apply for Green Card later – if the organization I will work for is willing to sponsor me – and 3) whether the two years requirement have to be in my home country? Could the two years requirement be somewhere else like Mexico or Canada ?
I will really appreciate an answer to this/these questions that are starting to worry me as I near the end of my Master's studies. Many thanks!