This type of training is available to Exchange Visitor students and is designed to enhance the student's academic program. Training during studies is limited to 20 hours per week, and the student must maintain full-time enrollment. Training may be for any period of time, for a total of 18 months regardless of the number of hours per week. For doctoral programs, training is available for a total of 36 months regardless of the number of hours per week.
All academic training requires approval from the Office of International Programs, evidenced by a letter authorizing the activity. This letter will be necessary to establish eligibility for work and/or training to the employer or organization. To request a letter of authorization, submit a completed Recommendation for Academic Training at least two weeks prior to the intended start date.