J-1

Academic Training (AT)

AT Overview

Students in J-1 status may accept employment under certain conditions. If you have questions about or would like to determine your eligibility for J-1 employment, please contact Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS).

Academic training is authorization that allows a student to participate in practical training directly related to the major field of study.

J-1 Students

Overview

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was developed by the United States government in conjunction with governments of countries around the world to serve as a forum for educational and cultural exchange.  The program provides opportunities for students, scholars, and their dependents to spend time in foreign countries learning skills and sharing their knowledge and culture. 

Inviting Scholars

International Scholar Invitation Overview J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UCD are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

Inviting a J-1 Scholar

Overview

J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UCD are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

Student Employment

Employment for F-1 Students

Students who enter the U.S. in F-1 status can access certain employment benefits. Students remain in F-1 status and are approved for certain employment benefits as they become eligible.

Student Forms

Overview All student forms are located in iGlobal

Processing times:

  • Four (4) weeks for an initial I-20 or DS-2019 for a newly admitted freshman or transfer students

  • Two (2) weeks for all other requests

The SISS student team will do their best to process your request in a timely manner. However, submitting your request inside the processing time may result in a benefit denial.