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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 for some specific ways that the Department worked to benefit this state’s citizens.

Delaware

  • Business/Jobs/Trade

    • In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the Department of State advances U.S. trade policy objectives through trade agreements that open new export opportunities for American businesses and create jobs for American workers. International trade supports more than 120,000 Delaware jobs with customers in 187 countries and territories buying Delaware-grown and manufactured goods and services. This resulted in $5.1 billion in goods exports (2012) and $2.5 billion in service exports (2011). (EB) More»

    • Delaware hosted 1,543 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs, and others as part of Department of State work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

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

  • Education

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Terry Davidson): 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»

    • The Department of State supports a 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»

    • 28 exchange visitors from overseas visited Delaware and 92 Delaware residents travelled overseas, including five Scholars and Students who were awarded Fulbright Scholarships, as part of Department of State-funded exchange programs. (ECA) More»

    • 5 Delaware families hosted Department-funded international exchange students. (ECA) More»

    • 27 Brazilian students studied at Delaware State University and the University of Delaware through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. Funded by the Brazilian government and private sector, this program sends 101,000 Brazilian university students in 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»

    • Delaware’s John Cabot University participated in the Department of State’s 2013 International Virtual College Fair to celebrate International Education Week and the $29 billion international student industry in the United States. This event featured colleges and universities from across the United States and had more than 22,000 potential students from numerous 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 founded in 2004 with Trinidad-Tobago. (PM) More»

    • Delaware welcomed 6 refugees. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations and their 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 Department’s 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

    • 32,007 passports were issued to Delaware residents. (CA) More»

    • The Department receives passport application through 16 Passport Application Acceptance Facilities in Delaware. (CA) More»

    • The Department facilitated 7overseas adoptions for Delaware families in 2012. 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»

    • Delaware welcomed over 59,000 international visitors in 2012, comprising 0.2% of the U.S. market.* (CA) More»

    • The Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s D.C. Field Office serves Delaware: In the United States, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security protects the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and foreign dignitaries below the head-of-state level who visit the United States. The Bureau also develops and implements security programs to protect the more than 100 domestic State Department facilities as well as the residence of the Secretary of State. Domestically, the Bureau’s agents focus on investigating passport and visa fraud, conducting personnel security investigations, and issuing security clearances. The Bureau also assists foreign embassies and consulates in the United States with the security for their missions and personnel. (DS) More»

*Excluding Canada and Mexico, whose land border entries are not included in the methodology for establishing the number of international visitors by State.

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