Immigration Considerations

AAP offers courses in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and online. Regardless of where you are taking courses, the Office of International Services serves all AAP international students who have come to the U.S. on a JHU-sponsored visa.

As a newly enrolled visa student, in order to comply with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, you can only begin your program in the fall or spring semester. To receive a visa, students in AAP must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits to be considered full-time status. International students on a visa are not required to take courses during the summer term.

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Medical Insurance

International students must enroll in the university health insurance plan or a comparable plan. The university health insurance plan has enrollment periods over the summer (for fall enrollment) as well as during January (for spring enrollment). Learn more about student health insurance.

Tutoring Services

AAP has partnered with to provide 24/7 online writing tutoring. You can log on and meet a tutor live, schedule a future appointment, or drop off your assignment for comments and review. Log onto Canvas and click the “AAP Student Resources” Organization to access this resource.


Advanced Academic Programs does not provide housing for students, but we do provide resources for locating housing in your preferred neighborhood. Learn more about housing resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced Academic Programs does not provide employment for students. Strict immigration laws exist which govern employment of international students in the U.S. It is important to consult the Office of International Services on these matters.

Visa students can work only 20 hours or less on the JHU campus; however, certain international organizations like the World Bank can employ students with visas after the appropriate documentation has been submitted. Fellow students, faculty, and advisers serve as a valuable resource for networking. Campus jobs can be found at the JHU Student Employment site. In addition, AAP Career Services can help students prepare resumes, cover letters, and practice for employment interviews.

Yes, for some programs. With approval from your program advisor and program director, you can enroll in CPT for programs that participate in CPT. Learn more about CPT here.

Yes, but only after receiving a recommendation from your program adviser and approval of the OIS.

Yes. Please contact your academic advisor for approval prior to enrollment in the course.

Teaching assistantships are not available to students at Advanced Academic Programs.

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