Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT

The ECFMG|FAIMER Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) continues to review and process J-1 visa sponsorship applications, including those of foreign national physicians seeking initial sponsorship to enter the United States to begin a training program on July 1, 2020. Please submit your applications as early as possible to help prevent delays. We will contact Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) and current J-1 physicians about any new developments, including updates on visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consulates, directly via e-mail and will post updates on our website. ECFMG|FAIMER is actively pursuing solutions to support training programs and foreign national physicians through this challenging time.

Cross-Cultural State Resource

Utah

Utah State Map - EVSP

History: Utah became a state on January 4th, 1896. It was the 45th state to join the United States.

The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute tribe and means “people of the mountains”.

Famous People from Utah: Donnie & Marie Osmond, Roseanne Barr, J. Willard Marriott, James Woods, Wallace Henry Thurman (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-utah for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Beehive State”
    Utahns relate the beehive symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem
  • Average Climate: 26-90°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Fry sauce, green jello “salad”, funeral potatoes, honey, postum, Dutch oven dinner, aggie blue mint ice cream, scones, Utah microbrews, distilled liquor (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/utah/ut-foods-and-drinks/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: https://www.visitutah.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Utah is available at https://utah.com/culture/landmarks-historical-sites

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Utah include:

Major league sports teams in Utah include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor league sports teams in Utah include: