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

Fast Fact

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is ranked #1 in Nevada for having the highest number of enrolled foreign students. 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

  • Nevada hosted 2,021 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 $12.2 billion (2017) support approximately 39,077 Nevadan jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into Nevada supports an additional 49,2000jobs (2015). (EB) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events Nevada. (HR)
  • Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Heather Joy Thompson): 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»
  • 4 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Nevada were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 5 international students received a Fulbright to study in Nevada in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 2,901 international higher education students studied abroad in Nevada in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) More»
  • 99 exchange visitors from overseas visited Nevada, and 35 Nevada residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs in 2015. (ECA) More»
  • A new partnership between Truckee Meadows Community College and SENATI (Peru) will allow four students and one faculty member from SENATI to participate in a month-long customized training program provided by TMCC’s Applied Technology Center Staff in the summer of 2018. TMCC will draw on its existing connections to Panasonic Energy of North America and TESLA, Inc. to equip students with advanced manufacturing skills provided in the Panasonic Pathway (P3) course modules. The partnership between TMCC and SENATI will give opportunities to study abroad to underrepresented students, such as first-generation, low-income, minority, and underserved populations. This partnership is 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

  • INL has formally partnered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) since 2011. LVMPD was very active in partnership with INL in 2017, including through the following activities: LVMPD conducted training for Armenian law enforcement officials on sexual and gender based violence; training to supervisory law enforcement managers from Albania, Moldova, and Romania assigned to domestic violence cases; training on responses to domestic violence and domestic violence investigations for African law enforcement officials at the INL-managed International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone; leading a senior executive policing forum on community policing for senior African police leaders at the INL-managed International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone and for mid-level African leaders at the INL-managed West Africa Regional Training Center in Ghana. (INL) More»
  • 25 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Nevada on one of the Young Leaders initiatives in 2017. (ECA) More»
  • Nevada residents in the Global Ties U.S. network volunteered 8,287 hours of their time in 2017 to host or support International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange participants who visited the state. (ECA) More»
  • Since 2014, His Majesty’s Armed Forces of Tonga have conducted military-to-military exchanges with the Nevada National Guard (NVNG) through the State Partnership Program (SPP). SPP exchanges are normally characterized by 5-7 personnel spending 5-7 days conducting subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs). NVNG also participates in military exercises and hosts Tongan leaders for security sector conferences in the United States. The SPP is currently bilateral, but there is interest on both sides to expand the SPP relationship to encompass the entire South Pacific region. Currently, Nevada serves as host to Pacific Island countries’ delegations at the National Guard Association tradeshow. (EAP) More»
  • The Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of State-Defense Integration has one Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) position assigned to U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) based out of Offutt Air Force Base. POLADs are U.S. diplomats that serve typically two-year tours at U.S. military commands and provide foreign policy advice to senior military leadership. (PM) More»
  • Refugee Arrivals in Fiscal Year 2017: 469. 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»
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 167,595. (CA) More»
  • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 48. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 12 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Nevada. 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»
  • 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 and Los Angeles Field Office regularly work alongside federal, state, and local authorities throughout Nevada. (DSS) More»