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

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The University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College rank #1 and #2, respectively, in the number of international students they enroll each year. 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.

Wyoming

  • 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 63,000 Wyoming jobs with customers in 164 countries buying Wyoming-grown and manufactured goods and services. This resulted in $1.5 billion in goods exports (2012) and $1.1 billion in service exports (2011), saving the average Wyoming family of four more than $10,000 per year due to trade and investment liberalization policies. (EB) More»

    • Wyoming hosted 1,952 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 Wyoming. (HR)

  • Education

    • Four Scholars and Students from Wyoming were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Anne Callaghan): 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»

    • Zoology research collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Research collaborations with universities abroad help U.S. institutions strengthen their programs, promote opportunities for students and faculty and enhance their global presence. (AF) More»

    • 151 exchange visitors from overseas visited Wyoming and 111 Wyoming residents travelled overseas as part of Department of State ECA-funded exchange programs. (ECA) More»

    • Eight Brazilian students studied at the University of Wyoming 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»

    • The Department of State hosted the 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 206 countries in attendance that completed nearly 55,000 visits to the virtual university booths. The following schools participated: Sheridan College; Western Wyoming Community College. (IIP) More»

  • Partnerships

    • Learn more about the trip of foreign Ambassadors to Wyoming in 2012 as part of the Department’s “Experience America” partnership program. More»

    • The State Department facilitates the Wyoming National Guard State Partnership Program with Tunisia founded in 2004. More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued: 18,264 (CA) More»

    • 36 Passport Application Acceptance Facilities (CA) More»

    • Number of overseas adoptions for Wyoming families in 2012: 18. 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 San Francisco Field Office serves Wyoming: 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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