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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.

Nebraska

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the Department of State advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new export opportunities for American businesses and workers through trade initiatives. Of the 1,914 Nebraska exporters in 2013, 82% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, Nebraska exports totaled $7.9 billion. Those exports supported 62,214 U.S. jobs. (EB) More»

    • Nebraska hosted 1,213 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 International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs contributed nearly $60,000 to the Nebraska economy by providing jobs and manufacturing opportunities that yielded products and services which directly supported INL missions. (INL) More»

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

  • Education

    • 23 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Nebraska were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Robert Andrew): 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»

    • 203 exchange visitors from overseas visited Nebraska and 138 Nebraska residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs awarded the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services nearly $70,000 in funding as part of INL’s Corrections Partnership Program, which develops and delivers training assistance to international partners in corrections systems; in this case, the grant is helping offer assistance to partners in Afghanistan and Costa Rica. (INL) More»

    • The University of Nebraska at Omaha received a $1 million grant to establish a university partnership in journalism in Afghanistan for three years. (SCA) More»

    • 137 Brazilian students attended the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha 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»

    • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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: 997. 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 Nebraska National Guard State Partnership Program with the Czech Republic founded in 1993. (PM) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued: 57,480 (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 99 (CA) More»

    • 53 Nebraska 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 Chicago Field Office serves Nebraska: 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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