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New Guidance for J-1 Students

On June 8, 2023, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Private Sector Exchange released Guidance Directive 2023-01 which clarifies guidance regarding exchange visitors’ participation in remote work and enrollment and online classes.

As of July 1, 2023, the following policies for J-1 students will be in effect:

  • J-1 students may enroll in one online course towards full-time enrollment.
  • J-1 students may engage in hybrid academic training.
    • Up to 40% of the training may be remote.
    • Sixty percent of the training must be in-person.

On-campus employment must be fully in-person.