Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all exchange visitors is the Department of State’s collective highest priority. The State Department takes this responsibility very seriously to ensure the continued viability of international educational and cultural exchange as an effective public diplomacy tool.
To help safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all exchange visitors, the Department has established an Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) Emergency Hotline at 1-866-283-9090. This is a 24/7 toll-free telephone number that allows exchange visitors to directly contact the department in emergency and urgent situations. A department representative is available 24 hours a day.