F-1 and J-1 visa students are legally able to work on the UAB campus upon arrival and have options to work off campus after the completion of their second semester. Students employed during their academic semesters cannot work more than a total of 20 hours per week. Full-time employment is generally only permissible during vacation semesters and during the winter break. Below are legal employment options for F-1 and J-1 international students with links to additional information.

*Important*: Please know that unauthorized off campus employment is in violation of F-1 and J-1 visa regulations. This could jeopardize your status in the US, both as a F-1/J-1 visa student at UAB and future visa applications. It is not worth the risk. Consult with ISSS before accepting any employment outside of the UAB campus.