Academic Training for J-1 Students

Academic training provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge obtained in an academic program to a practical work experience. This employment opportunity must be directly related to your major field of study. It may, in certain circumstances, be full or part time and may take place anywhere in the United States. You may apply for academic training during your vacation periods, during the academic year, or for when you complete your studies. Academic training can be authorized by the International Student and Scholar Services office upon the recommendation of your academic advisor or by your J-1 program sponsor if not sponsored by USF.

In order to apply for Academic Training you will need to:

  • Determine your eligibility for Academic Training by talking with an ISSS advisor.
  • Find employment or an Internship and have it approved by your academic advisor
  • Have your academic advisor complete the ISSS Academic Training form.
  • If you have any further questions about this process you should make an appointment with an ISSS advisor.