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

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

  • Wyoming hosted 2,560 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 $1.2 billion (2017) support approximately 5,384 Wyoming jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into Wyoming supports an additional 7,900 jobs (2015). (EB) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Wyoming. (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»
  • 1 Scholar, Student or Teacher from Wyoming was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 6 international student received a Fulbright to study in Wyoming in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 1,155 international higher education students studied abroad in Wyoming in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) More»
  • 152 exchange visitors from overseas visited Wyoming, and 111 Wyoming residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs in 2015. (ECA) More»
  • As a result of a U.S. Mission Brazil-funded visit to the United States, the State University of Goias established a partnership with the University of Wyoming to create an English immersion program for 60 Brazilian students and faculty. Wyoming faculty, students and volunteers traveled to the city of Pirenopolis and spent one week interacting with the Brazilian participants in English. As a follow up to this program, State University of Goias president and Director for International Affairs traveled to Wyoming to meet with University of Wyoming leadership and discuss future collaboration between the U.S. and Brazilian institutions. (WHA) More»
  • University of Wyoming partnered with Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida (Mexico) to develop a new course in which engineering students will participate in a bilateral exchange. During the course, they will study structural and cultural aspects of the architecture of the Mayan ruins in Mexico and of the strength design methodology of the U.S. masonry code in Wyoming and Colorado. 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

  • Three emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Wyoming on one of the Young Leaders initiatives in 2017. (ECA) More»
  • Wyoming residents in the Global Ties U.S. network volunteered 881 hours of their time in 2017 to host or support International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange participants who visited the state. (ECA)
  • Refugee Arrivals in Fiscal Year 2017: 0 (none). 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 Department of State facilitates the Wyoming National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the Tunisia, founded in 2004. (PM) More»
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 26,151. (CA) More»
  • 36 Passport Application Acceptance Facilities. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 33 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Wyoming. 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 Site: Yellowstone National Park (with Idaho and Montana). (IO) 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 regularly work alongside federal, state, and local authorities throughout Wyoming. (DSS) More»