Basics of Maintaining J-1 Status

This section gives you an overview of how to stay in legal J-1 status.

Academic Requirements

This section outlines academic requirements for students and how to apply for a reduced course load.


Outlines the requirements for on and off campus employment.


Information on international travel while studying at UCSB.

Withdrawal or Voluntary Leave of Absence from UCSB

If you would like to withdraw from your program before finishing your degree.

Post-Graduation/Program Completion

Information on options after graduating or completing your EAP program, including employment, transferring and your grace period.

Incident Reporting

Information about the incidents OISS is required to report to the Department of State.