Travel during the grace period
If you do not plan to use your post-completion Optional Practical Training or your Academic Training, traveling outside of the U.S. after graduation is not possible. If you are an F-1 student, you are given a 60-day grace period after completing your degree, and if you are J-1 student you are given a 30-day grace period. This period of time is meant for you to make plans to leave the U.S. You can travel within the U.S., but if you leave and re-enter, you may not return as an F-1 or J-1 student. Speak to an OGS advisor if you have further questions.