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Academic Training (AT) is work authorization afforded to J-1 students allowing them to gain off-campus training in their field of study. This training can either be authorized during a program of study, after completing a program of study, or a combination of the two.
J-1 students interested in participating in J-1 Academic Training must complete the ISSO J-1 Academic Training eForm, requesting a new DS-2019 authorizing off-campus training before engaging in said training.
*The J-1 student MUST obtain a new Form DS-2019 from the International Students and Scholars Office prior to participating in ANY off-campus work, specifically AT.
**J-1 short-term exchange students are not permitted to participate in AT
Maximum Academic Training Time Limitations:
Pre-Completion Academic Training
Post-Completion Academic Training
*Please contact the International Students and Scholars Office within three months of completing your program to be sure you understand the process and to ensure you do not jeopardize your ability to apply for this benefit.
Upon Approval of Academic Training
Academic Training Compliance
More Information on the Two-Year Foreign Residence Requirement can be found online.
Please contact the ISSO during Advising Hours to discuss your AT options with an ISSO advisor!