General Contact Information

One of the benefits of choosing ODYSSEY as your program sponsor is that someone is always available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please save the below contact information in case you need to reference it at a later date.

For general questions and inquiries, please contact:


Odyssey International Exchange
8200 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


This will allow you to contact ODYSSEY staff during regular office hours
(8:30 AM - 5:30 PM PST Monday - Friday)

24 Hour Urgent Support

Call +1-310-421-0107 then press option '0'

This will connect you with an ODYSSEY representative regardless of time of day. Please only use this number in urgent situations regarding your J1 program outside of normal ODYSSEY office hours. Do NOT use this number for emergency medical or law-enforcement situations (see below).

You may also contact the US Department of State Emergency Hotline: +1-866-283-9090

If you are in immediate danger or have been injured and need assistance, please dial 911. This will connect you with emergency medical or law enforcement services.

Other Resources:
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 1-800-375-5283
  • United States Department of State Help Line 1-866-283-9090
  • Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs 1-202-401-9810
  • Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1-800-829-1040