Travel at the End of Your Program
The 30-Day Grace Period
At the end of your program, you will have a grace period of up to 30 days for personal travel. Both your DS-2019 Form and J-1 Visa will expire during this time. If you leave the U.S. at all during this travel period, you will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S. unless you secure a visa for a new program or a tourist waiver. If you’re denied entry, you will be responsible for paying for your own plane ticket home.