J-1 Academic Training is authorized work, training or experience that is directly related to your J-1 program of study.
Academic Training can be authorized during the program of study or immediately upon completion of the program of study.
Academic Training for degree seeking students may not exceed 18 months or the total length of the program of study, if it is shorter.
Academic Training for non-degree seeking students may not exceed the total length of the program of study (e.g. A student in a 4 month program may be authorized for a maximum of 4 months of academic training).
Non-degree seeking J-1 students are limited to a maximum stay in the United States of 24 months including the program of study and any period of academic training.