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Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Delaware state seal © Public Domain
Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Delaware state flag © Public Domain

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Delaware was home to three former Secretaries of State: Louis McClaneJohn Middleton Clayton; and Thomas Francis Bayard.

For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.

Delaware

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • The Department of State, in partnership with other federal agencies, advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new markets for American businesses and workers. Of the 1,627 Delaware exporters in 2013, 86% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, Delaware exports totaled $5.3 billion. Those exports supported 23,278 U.S. jobs. More»

    • Delaware hosted 1,560 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

    • The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provided approximately $35,000 to Delaware-based vendors for procurement of goods and services (DS) More»

    • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Delaware. (HR)

  • Education

    • Fulbright Scholarship Awards: Five Scholars and Students from Delaware. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Elise Kleinwaks): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»

    • Joint research, faculty and student exchange program between Delaware State University and North-West University in South Africa. Exchanges with universities abroad help U.S. institutions strengthen their programs, promote opportunities for students and faculty and enhance their global presence. (AF) More»

    • 166 exchange visitors from overseas visited Delaware and 91 Delaware residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • 27 Brazilian students attended Delaware State University and the University of Delaware through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This program is funded by the Brazilian government and the private sector and sends 101,000 Brazilian university students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study and conduct research abroad. The U.S. is a priority destination for scholarship recipients, and the program strengthens U.S. and Brazilian institutional partnerships, develops a workforce prepared for 21st century opportunities, and contributes to long-term economic growth for both countries. (WHA) More»

    • John Cabot University participated in an International Virtual College Fair hosted by the Department of State in 2013 to celebrate International Education Week and the $29 billion international student industry in the United States. The event featured colleges and universities from across the United States and had more than 22,000 potential students from 206 countries in attendance who completed nearly 55,000 visits to the virtual university booths. (IIP) More»

  • Partnerships

    • The Department of State facilitates the Delaware National Guard State Partnership Program with Trinidad-Tobago founded in 2004. (PM) More»

    • Refugee Arrivals: 6. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations, which have 350 affiliated offices, to place refugees in over 180 communities in all 50 states. These offices work with communities, local volunteers and elected officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. (PRM) More»

    • The Middle East Partnership Initiative provided more than $328,000 to bring undergraduate students from the Middle East and North Africa to the University of Delaware for the Student Leaders Program, which aims to develop leadership skills and expand understanding of U.S. civil society and democratic processes that the students can apply in their home countries. (NEA/MEPIMore»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued: 32,007 (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 16 (CA) More»

    • 7 Delaware families participated in overseas adoptions. The Office of Children's Issues (CI) plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process. Its work is dedicated to assisting parents as they seek to provide a home to orphans abroad. (CA) More»

    • Diplomatic Security D.C. Field Office serves Delaware: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. (DS) More»

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