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If you would like to apply to try to change your status to a B2 tourist visa then you have to make sure to do that BEFORE your F1 status expires. To do it, you would send form I-539 with the fee and a cover letter explaining what are the tourist visas why you wish to stay in the US. Remember they need to be tourist reasons why you are staying, not work reasons. You can find the form on uscis.gov/forms
You should send it in at least 30-45 days before your F1 visa. Once you send it in and USCIS receives it, you can stay in the US and wait for the decision even if your F1 expires.
Good luck to you during this process and I hope this answer has helped you!
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