J-1 Academic Training Application Guide

Students applying for J-1 Academic Training (AT) may use this guide when preparing their AT applications. This guide is for J-1 students who were issued a Brandeis University DS-2019. 

If Brandeis did not issue your DS-2019, you will need to obtain AT work authorization from your visa sponsor. Please note that some sponsoring agencies restrict or do not allow Academic Training. 

Please note: You must not begin working until you have received the updated DS-2019 from the ISSO with the AT authorization listed on page 1. As a reminder, working without AT authorization is a violation of J-1 status.

Note: You may not begin your AT employment until you have received your DS-2019 with AT authorization and the authorization period begins.