Employment With J-1 Visa

On-Campus Employment Regulations

J-1 status students may be given permission to work on campus for 20 hours per week while school is in session and up to 40 hours per week during breaks and vacation.

Off-Campus Employment (economic hardship)

Students facing unforeseen economic hardship may be eligible for off-campus work authorization under special USCIS rules. Please meet with your responsible officer (RO) or alternate responsible officer (ARO) if you are having serious problems because of unexpected medical costs or other extenuating circumstances. This employment is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session and up to 40 hours per week during winter and summer breaks.

Academic Training

J-1 students in matriculated programs are eligible for academic training relating to their field of study.This permission may be granted for off-campus employment. Students are limited to an aggregate of 18 months in academic training.