Clayton State UniversityOffice of International Programs (OIP)
Call or email for advising appointment
University Center 210 2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Tel: (678) 466-5499
Fax: (678) 466-5469RyanPackard@clayton.edu
International students on F-1 or J-1 visas who are in good status are eligible to work on campus under the following restrictions:
Authorization by USCIS is required before any off-campus employment can begin. Any other off-campus work is illegal and can seriously put your F1 student status and presence in the U.S. at risk.
There are 3 types of off-campus employment authorizations. After reviewing the links below, contact ISSO for further details:
All types of authorized employment require:
Your work authorization is called Academic Training and is authorized by your host or sponsor. J1 students at Clayton State are currently processed through the Board of Regents.
J-1 students have the opportunity to gain up to 18 months of work experience related to their field of study either during or after their academic program, but the time spent in training cannot exceed the time spent in their program of study. To qualify, students must obtain a written recommendation from their academic dean or adviser and written authorization from the J1 host. For more information on becoming a J-1 Exchange Student, contact the Office of International Programs.