All international students on a nonimmigrant visa are encouraged to consult with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) prior to seeking employment in the United States.
Students in J-1 immigration status are required to seek prior written permission from their program sponsor before beginning on-campus work. All international students should never work off-campus without prior U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or OISSS permission.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) can assist international students in obtaining and completing the required documentation they need in order to work on campus. International students with questions about employment should visit OISSS during business hours or call (401) 863-2427 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. OISSS is located on the 3rd floor of Page-Robinson Hall.
Federal immigration regulations stipulate that international students can work no more than 20 hours per week during the academic year. The Brown University work week is defined as Sunday to Saturday.