Welcome to the U.S.!
All international students are required by U.S. law to abide by the immigration regulations throughout their stay in the U.S. Failure to take appropriate measures to abide by the conditions of your non-immigrant status could result in penalties for violations of the law, such as deportation and five and ten-year bars from reentry to the U.S. It is your responsibility to understand the laws and rules given by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the University. The staff at the Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars (OISVS) is available to advise you on immigration issues related to your J-1 Exchange Visitor status. However, it is the student and not the university who is ultimately responsible for remaining aware of and abiding by the regulations and maintaining legal student status.
On this page you can learn about
Maintaining your immigration status.
Working off campus.
Violating and the consequences for your immigration status