J-1 VISA HOLDER OPTIONS AFTER END DATE ON DS-2019
Return Home After Program Completes
J-1 students/scholars have 30 days after their program end date to complete all course requirements to stay in the United States for vacation purposes. Students are not eligible to work (without Department of Homeland Security authorization), or go to school.
Return Home Before Program Completes
J-1 students/scholar can choose to leave A-State before the end of their program. If a student would like to they will need to contact the Office of International Student Services and make a request to end their program early. If this is not properly reported, this could negatively affect someone's eligibility for a VISA in the future.
J-1 students are able to complete a period of academic training (paid or unpaid) either during their program of study or after their program of study. If a J-1 student does his/her academic training after his/her program of study, he/she must start the academic training 30 days or less from the end of the program of study.