Montana

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

Diplomatic
Fast Fact

1,735 international higher education students studied abroad in Montana in 2015-16. More»

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.

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

  • In FY17, Montana-based companies received approval to export $13,631,778 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (PM) More»
  • Montana hosted 2,741 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program in 2016. (ECA) More»
  • The Department of State, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas and by attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. Goods exports of $$1.6 billion (2017) support approximately 13,079 Montanan jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into Montana supports an additional 7,000 jobs (2015). (EB) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Montana. (HR)
  • Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Stewart Devine): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers or Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»
  • 5 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Montana were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 11 international students received a Fulbright to study in Montana in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 1,720 international higher education students studied abroad in Montana in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) More»
  • 269 exchange visitors from overseas visited Montana, and 148 Montana residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs in 2015. (ECA) More»
  • Montana State University is a participating school in the Diplomacy Lab partnership led by the Office of Global Partnerships. Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country. (S/GP) More»
  • Flathead Valley Community College and SENA Centro de Automatización Industrial in Colombia partnered to develop a curriculum providing CNC technology in conjunction with photovoltaic (solar energy) technology to advance renewable energy solutions and student learning. These exchanges were part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the dynamic public/private sector collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, Embassies, NGOs, companies, and foundations that inspires U.S. universities and colleges in the United States to team up with higher education institutions in the rest of the Western Hemisphere region. (WHA) More»
  • Partnerships

  • Montana State University is a participating school in the Diplomacy Lab partnership led by the Office of Global Partnerships. Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country. (S/GP) More»
  • Refugee Arrivals in Fiscal Year 2017: 92. The Department works with nine domestic non-governmental organizations, which place refugees with more than 325 affiliates in roughly 190 communities around the country. These local affiliates work closely with community partners, congregations, volunteers, and state and local officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. Refugee communities have historically enhanced the economic dynamism and cultural vitality of our nation. Refugees contribute to the United States in numerous ways, including by starting businesses and joining the U.S. military. This program helps the world’s most vulnerable refugees find permanent homes, and it demonstrates the immense generosity of the American people. (PRM) More»
  • Under the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program, Dale Bosworth, a retired USDA forest service chief, traveled to five regions of Burma to speak on forest resilience and renewable energy. Bosworth addressed government officials and identified potential projects for the benefit of the community, both in economic terms and to preserve its environment. At a critical juncture in its history, Burma is considering means for achieving economic prosperity, including leveraging its natural resources via land management. The Burmese plan to send interlocutors to Montana to meet with Bosworth and to other U.S. Forest Service programs for engagement. (IIP) More»
  • 51 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Montana on one of the Young Leaders initiatives in 2017. (ECA) More»
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 68,772. (CA) More»
  • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 70. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 22 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Montana. Intercountry adoption is one CA's highest priorities. CA's Office of Children’s Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process and works diligently to establish and maintain intercountry adoption as a viable option throughout the world. (CA/OCS) More»
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park and Yellowstone National Park (with Idaho and Wyoming). (IO)
  • The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State with field and resident offices in 24 states and the District of Colombia. These offices cover the entire United States and its territories, with regional responsibility for protecting the integrity of U.S. travel documents by investigating passport and visa fraud, serving on federal and state law enforcement task forces, combatting terrorism and human trafficking, as well as protecting the Secretary of State and other domestic and foreign dignitaries. DSS special agents and investigators assigned to the San Francisco Field Office regularly work alongside federal, state, and local authorities throughout Montana. (DSS) More»