You may work while you are at Susquehanna, but you must first obtain a Social Security card, which can take several weeks, and be approved in writing by the International Student Services Coordinator.
Types of Student Employment
On-Campus Work—You are allowed to work on campus during your studies at Susquehanna.
Off-Campus Work—Exchange students are not generally allowed to work off-campus. If an unexpected financial need arises during your studies, please see the International Student Services Coordinator immediately.
Conditions and limitations
If you want to be eligible for “Student Employment,” you must:
- Hold valid J-1 status
- Be registered and studying full-time
- Be in good academic standing at Susquehanna University
- Get written approval for the specific employment in advance from the International Student Services Coordinator
You may work a total of 20 hours per week while school is in session or full-time during official school breaks and vacation periods.
Academic training is the name the U.S. Department of State uses for certain types of study-related employment for students in J-1 status.
Academic training offers a variety of employment situations to supplement your academic program in the United States by working part-time while classes are in session and full-time during vacation periods.
To qualify for academic training, you must first obtain approval in writing from the International Student Services Coordinator.
For more information on working on a J-1 visa, visit http://j1visa.state.gov/