Options for Dependents to Work or Study in the U.S.
F-2 Dependent Spouse: as of May 29, 2015, spouses may study part-time in a program of academic study, but are not permitted to engage in employment while in the U.S.
F-2 Dependent Child: may only engage in full-time studies at the K-12 level in the U.S. and are not permitted to engage in employment while in the U.S.
J-2 Dependent Spouse or Child: permitted to engage in part-time or full-time studies in the U.S. Employment permitted while in the U.S. only upon applying for J2 employment authorization from USCIS.
Health Insurance for Dependents
Dependents are not included in Babson's health insurance plan so you will need to find health coverage for them while they are in the U.S. It can be expensive but not something you want to go without. It is also a requirement for J2 dependents to meet the health insurance requirements under for J-1 Exchange Visitors. View more information on the Babson Health Insurance Requirements page (very bottom of the page) using University Health Plans.
Note: As of March 9, 2021 certain public benefits, such as MassHealth will not impact eligibility for future immigrant statuses (i.e. permanent residency, some employment visas) as it had in previous years. If you have any questions about how this could impact you, you should speak with an immigration attorney.