State Dept Welcome Brochure - ESSEX Form # SX725 (9/2011)
Welcome Letter for Host Families - updated March 2013
Welcome Letter for Students - updated March 2013
2010 Federal Register Notice Final Rule Secondary School Students (Oct 27, 2010) 22 CFR Part 62 - ESSEX Form #SX701
MAINTAINING SEVIS RECORDS FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT CATEGORY
2010 OSR Signed Guidance Directive Letter (Oct 12, 2010)
2010 OSR Guidance Direction 10-6 (Oct 12, 2010)
Dept of State Guidance Directive 10-7 (Dec 21, 2010)
TOLL FREE NUMBER FOR STUDENTS: The Department of State has established a toll free number to enable secondary school students to contact the Department directly regarding issues related to their exchange visitor program and their stay in the United States. Effective August 1st, 2009 this telephone number will be in operation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The telephone number is 1-866-283-9090
This number has been activated as an added measure to ensure the health and safety of these exchange participants. Students have a right to be treated fairly and to report abuse without retaliation or the threat of program cancellation.