Change of status from F-1 to B-1
I need an advice regarding visa matter.
I'm an IMG from Indonesia planning to apply this September. I came here (Chicago) february 2012 and I have finished step 1,2ck and cs. As per now, I'm studying under F-1 visa with Kaplan in step 3 course enrollment.
However, I got an opportunity to do research and clinical observership at Pittsburgh. i got it from a personal contact and it's in a very reputable institution under a very reputable supervisor. My only concern is I won't be able to stay in my F-1 visa if I were to accept this opportunity. I'm currently thinking of changing my status from F-1 to B-1. What do you guys think about this? Will I be able to change it without going back to my country? Has anyone ever done this before?
Thanks a bunch!