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

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Attorney General Janet Mills and former Governor John Baldacci are alumni of one of the Department’s flagship international exchange programs, the American Council of Young Political Leaders. More»

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.

Maine

  • 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 2,264 Maine exporters in 2013, 84% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, Maine exports totaled $2.7 billion. Those exports supported 17,120 U.S. jobs. (EB) More»

    • Maine hosted 7,284 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

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

  • Education

    • Fulbright Scholarship Awards: 30 Scholars and Students from Maine (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Jon Danilowicz): 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»

    • 148 exchange visitors from overseas visited Maine and 125 Maine residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • 33 Brazilian students attended Bowdoin College and the University of Maine 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»

    • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine 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

    • Refugee Arrivals: 350. 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 Department of State facilitates the Maine National Guard State Partnership Program with Montenegro founded in 2006. (PM) More»

    • Retired Maine native, Major General John Libby, was honored by the government of Montenegro for his role in establishing a military partnership between the government of Montenegro and the United States. (EUR) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued: 46,778 (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 75 (CA) More»

    • 27 Maine families participated in overseas adoptions 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»

    • Diplomatic Security Boston Field Office serves Maine: 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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