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

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The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is ranked #1 in Nevada for having the highest number of enrolled foreign students. 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 for some specific ways that the Department worked to benefit this state’s citizens.


  • 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. International trade supports more than 325,000 Nevada jobs with customers in 186 countries buying Nevada-grown and manufactured goods and services. This resulted in $10.2 billion in goods exports (2012) and $8.6 billion in service exports (2011), saving the average Nevada family of four more than $10,000 per year due to trade and investment liberalization policies. (EB) More»

    • Flights between Las Vegas and Seoul with an estimated impact of $120 million were made possible by an Open Skies agreement negotiated by the Bureaus of Economic and Business Affairs and East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EB/EAP) More»

    • Nevada hosted 1,086 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 partnered with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to conduct domestic violence training in Budapest, Hungary in November 2012, and sex crimes training in the East Caribbean in June 2013. (INL) More»

    • The U.S. Department of State invested $17,320 in a career event in Las Vegas, Nevada, to recruit Americans for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) jobs. (ISN) More»

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

  • Education

    • 11 Scholars and Students from Nevada were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (ECA) More»

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

    • 98 exchange visitors from overseas visited Nevada and 35 Nevada residents travelled overseas as part of Department of State ECA-funded exchange programs. (ECA) More»

    • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the National Institute of Technology, Tichy, India received a $250,000 award from the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative for developing a curriculum development tool for computer engineering studies. (SCA) More»

    • 18 Brazilian students studied at the University of Las Vegas Nevada through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This is funded by the Brazilian government and private sector that 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»

  • Partnerships

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs partnered with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to conduct domestic violence training in Budapest, Hungary in November 2012, and sex crimes training in the East Caribbean in June 2013. (INL) More»

    • Nevada hosted 4 students from allied and friendly nations for International Military Education and Training. (PM) More»

    • Refugee Arrivals: 563. 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»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued: 97,057 (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 59 (CA) More»

    • 15 Nevada 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 Los Angeles Field Office serves Clark County as well as Diplomatic Security San Francisco Field Office serves Nevada (excluding Clark Co.). 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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