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 Academic Training


Make the Most of Your UC Experience!

As a J-1 UCEAP Reciprocity student, after your exchange studies, you may easily transition to a period of Academic Training (AT).*    

Past participants have completed internships in a wide range of organizations in the arts, media and entertainment, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and industries in the private sector.
Did you know that in today's globalized economy, some 73% of employers are seeking applicants with international experience in a professional setting?

To learn more, plan to attend an AT workshop at your host UC or contact the international students' office.​​

UC Berkeley

Campus Resources

BIO administrative fee: $100

UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego

Campus Resources

ISPO administrative fee: $100
UC San Francisco

UCSF is a graduate medical school.
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz

​* All participants must maintain adequate insurance as required by the J-1 visa regulations.

Minimum coverage must provide:
(1) Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness;
(2) Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000;
(3) Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of exchange visitors to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000; and
(4) Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
Insurance policies secured to fulfill the requirements of this section:

(1) May require a waiting period for pre-existing conditions that is reasonable as determined by current industry standards;
(2) May include provisions for co-insurance under the terms of which the exchange visitor may be required to pay up to 25% of the covered benefits per accident or illness; and
(3) Must not unreasonably exclude coverage for perils inherent to the activities of the exchange program in which the exchange visitor participates.

Any policy, plan, or contract secured to fill the above requirements must, at a minimum, be:
(1) Underwritten by an insurance corporation having an A.M. Best rating of “A-” or above; a McGraw Hill Financial/Standard & Poor’s Claims-paying Ability rating of “A-” or above; a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or above; a Fitch Ratings, Inc. rating of “A-” or above; a Moody’s Investor Services rating of “A3” or above; or such other rating as the Department of State may from time to time specify; or
(2) Backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor’s home country.