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

Fast Fact

The United States recognized the Republic of Chile on January 27, 1823, when the U.S. Senate confirmed President James Monroe’s nomination of Heman Allen of Vermont as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Chile. 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

  • Vermont hosted 2,583 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 $2.86 billion (2017) support approximately 11,707 Vermonter jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into Vermont supports an additional 124,000 jobs (2015). (EB) More»
  • In FY17, Vermont-based companies received approval to export $25,873,365 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (PM) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Vermont. (HR)
  • Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Jon Danilowicz): 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»
  • 17 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Vermont were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 16 international students received a Fulbright to study in Vermont in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 1,767 international higher education students studied abroad in Vermont in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) More»
  • 194 exchange visitors from overseas visited Vermont, and 125 Vermont residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs in 2015. (ECA) More»
  • Partnerships

  • The Office of Global Food Security entered into a public-private partnership with several major companies, including Green Mountain Coffee, as part of the Feed the Future program. (S/GFS) More»
  • 10 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Vermont on one of the Young Leaders initiatives in 2017. (ECA) More»
  • Vermont residents in the Global Ties U.S. network volunteered 2,580 hours of their time in 2017 to host or support International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange participants who visited the state. (ECA) More»
  • The Department of State facilitates the Vermont National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the Senegal founded in 2008. (PM) More»
  • The Department of State facilitates the Vermont National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the Macedonia founded in 1993. (PM) More»
  • Refugee Arrivals in Fiscal Year 2017: 235. 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»
  • The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between the Montpelier-based Institute for Sustainable Communities and the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation established a network of low-carbon “champions” to help translate nation-level clean energy policies into local action. (EAP/OES) More»
  • U.S.-Taiwan International Environmental Partnership (IEP) Eco-Campus Project paired 2 elementary schools with sister schools in Taiwan to promote environmental education. (EAP) More»
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 38,054. (CA) More»
  • The Vermont Passport Agency comprises 30 government employees and 16 contract employees. (CA) More»
  • 45 Passport Application Acceptance Facilities. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 8 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Vermont. 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 and maintains one of 21 domestic resident offices in St. Albans, Vermont. Regional responsibility includes 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. The St. Albans Resident Office reports to the Boston Field Office. (DSS) More»