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J-1 Employment Options

On campus employment

  • Must obtain approval from ISSS in advance
  • Limited to 20 hours a week or less while engaged in full-time study
  • During vacation periods, students may be employed full-time
  • On campus employment is not permitted after program completion

Academic Training

  • Must obtain written approval from program sponsor/ISSS in advance
  • Degree and non-degree J-1 students are eligible
  • Position can be paid or unpaid
  • Training can take place before or after program completion
    • Before program completion academic training is considered a co-op/internship/practicum that is a required part of your Drexel curriculum
  • Training must be directly related to major field of study listed on the current DS2019
  • Student must be in good academic standing
  • ¬†General time limits
    • Duration of academic training may not exceed the length of the academic program
    • Part-time and full-time academic training are counted the same against the total time allowed
  • Specific time limits
    • Non-degree students
      • Duration may not exceed the length of the academic training
      • 12 month maximum limit on academic training
    • Degree students
      • Duration may not exceed the length of the academic training
      • 18 month maximum limit on academic training
    • Post Doctorate students
      • Academic training may be authorized up to 36 months