Q. General Comments about traveling while on F-1 or OPT
As an F-1 student you are required to have non-immigrant intent when you present yourself at a U.S. port of entry. Travel while on F-1 status or OPT, especially after you graduate, can raise the potential that you may be denied admission if you cannot sufficiently establish your non-immigrant intent. . If you do decide to travel, you should prepare documents and be ready to answer questions at the consulate and / or the border about your intention and your ties to your home country.