You are required to notify the Center for Global Health prior to the end of your J-1 program and your departure from MUSC. Both you and your sponsoring MUSC department must complete the J-1 End of Program Notification Form (PDF).
J-1 exchange visitors who complete their program will have 30 days from the program completion date to depart from the US. This 30-day grace period is intended for you to be able to settle your affairs and prepare to depart from the US. You may also travel within the US during this 30 day grace period. However, you will not be able to re-enter the US from abroad during the 30-day grace period. You are also not permitted to engage in J-1 program activities during this grace period.