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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

International students on J-1 visa status have the opportunity to engage in paid or unpaid employment directly related to their major field of study during or after completion of their studies and provided certain requirements are met. Such employment is termed Academic Training and is authorized in writing by DCISS. See Academic Training Section for eligibility requirements and application process.

Degree Students

J-1 Degree Students at UCLA may have the opportunity to engage in paid or unpaid employment anywhere in the U.S. which is directly related to their major, during or after completion of their studies, provided certain requirements are met.

Academic Training Instructions for Degree Students

Academic Training Request Form

Academic Training Application Submission Form

Exchange Students

J-1 Exchange Students under the Education Abroad Program (EAP) or UCLA Student Exchange Programs (e.g. LAW) may have the opportunity to engage in paid or unpaid employment anywhere in the U.S. which is directly related to their major, during or after completion of their studies, provided certain requirements are met.

Academic Training Instructions for Exchange Students

Academic Training Request Form

Academic Training Application Submission Form

Evaluations

Academic Training evaluations are a requirement of the U.S. Department of State.

The supervisor and student must submit the end-of-program evaluation one week prior to the end of the Academic Training or, if applicable, before an application to extend Academic Training is submitted by the student.

Academic Training Supervisor Evaluation Form

Academic Training Student Evaluation Form