My girlfriend currently works as an intern in California on a J-1 visa. The internship (and thus the visa) ends Jan 31 next year.
If she were to quit her job before the end of the internship, what would happen to her immigration status? Does it depend on the action of her employer?
More specifically, the idea is stay for another 1-2 months to work on her job applications and participate in online courses, while living in our apartment and traveling for a bit (my visa is completely independent of her's).
I'm aware of the 4-week grace period after ending the job, but ideally we were looking to spend another 6-8 weeks. Furthermore, leaving and re-entering the US (on the visa waiver program) is not an option due to the expensive flights.