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Academic Training (AT) is an off-campus training or an employment authorization benefit for J-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study. AT is available to J-1 students who are completing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
J-1 degree-seeking students who do not have a DS-2019 issued by ASU must contact their J-1 Exchange Visitor program sponsor for eligibility and procedures for Academic Training.
Non-degree exchange students through ASU Study Abroad Office are not eligible for Academic Training.
|Academic Training||Academic Training Extension|
|Bachelor Degree||18 months or a period equal to the length of degree program, whichever is shorter||N/A|
|Master Degree||18 months or a period equal to the length of degree program, whichever is shorter||N/A|
|Doctorate Degree||18 months||Up to the maximum of 18-months extension (36 months total) for post-doctoral position only|