The program end date on the DS-2019 indicates the last day of an Exchange Visitor (EV) program. J-1 Scholars are not able to continue working after the program end date. J-1 Scholars planning on extending their program duration or transferring to another institution must do so before the program end date passes.
The Exchange Visitor Program requires J-1 Scholars to demonstrate that they have sufficient funding to support themselves, and any dependents, for the duration of their program.
J-1 Scholars are responsible for maintaining their J-1 status for the duration of their program in accordance with federal regulations governing the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and the J-1 Scholar category.