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  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-population-refugees-and-migration/ 
  • 452 New Hampshire residents hosted or supported 421 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 968 hours of service. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 
  • 25 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in New Hampshire on one of the Young Leaders Initiatives. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://exchanges.state.gov 
  • The Fulbright Arctic Initiative co-sponsored an Arctic Wellness conference with Dartmouth University in January 2016. Participants included representatives from all eight Arctic countries as well as the Arctic Council’s six permanent participants. A representative from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs attended the conference and presented on One Health, a concept that integrates human health, animal health, and ecology. Subsequently, Dartmouth convened a Model Arctic Council session focused on One Health in June 2017, with in person and remote participation from OES/OPA and OES/IHB. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: http://now.dartmouth.edu/2014/10/dartmouth-u-alaska-fairbanks-lead-fulbright-arctic-program 
  • Under the U.S.-China Climate Change and Forests Initiative we have set up a network of pilot sites to examine how mitigation and adaptation can be better integrated into forest management approaches. In the United States the two pilot sites are the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire and the Santee Experimental Forest in South Carolina. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/news/609 
  • Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire received grants from the OES-supported U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for joint research projects with Israeli scientists. Selected through a peer-reviewed process, the BSF research funding advances our bilateral relationship and shared scientific priorities. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: http://www.bsf.org.il/ 
  • The Department of State facilitates the New Hampshire National Guard’s State Partnership Program with El Salvador, founded in 2000. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/Joint-Staff/J-5/International-Affairs-Division/State-Partnership-Program/ 
  • With State Department support, through the Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT), a federal prosecutor from New Hampshire has been deployed to Algeria to serve as a Resident Legal Advisor responsible for providing specialized training and mentoring on terrorism-related investigations and prosecutions in North Africa. (Source: Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism) More: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-opdat 

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  • The National Visa Center, located in Portsmouth, employs 750 individuals and handles centralized pre-processing and scheduling of immigrant visas. Combined with the National Passport Center, which employs individuals and maintains 24/7 operations, the Department is one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) More: https://travel.state.gov/ 
  • New Hampshire hosted 4,232 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://j1visa.state.gov/basics/facts-and-figures/ 
  • 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. In 2018, goods exported totaled $5.2 billion. Those exports supported approximately 19,334 New Hampshire job (2016) and foreign direct investment into New Hampshire supports an additional 43,300 jobs (2016). (Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/nh.pdf 
  • In FY17, New Hampshire received approval to export $1,506,147,479 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-political-military-affairs/ 
  • Information about Department career recruitment events in New Hampshire. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) More: http://careers.state.gov/engage/events 
  • The Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Programs encourage applications from minority groups historically underrepresented in the U.S. Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Each fellowship provides financial assistance towards the completion of a two year master’s degree in a field related to the Foreign Service, academic funding, mentorship and two internships – one in the U.S. and the other abroad at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Fellows commit to a minimum of five years in the Foreign Service. Currently, there are 8 active participants from the state of New Hampshire. More: http://www.global.howard.edu/ralph-j-bunche/fellowship/ 


  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Philip Beekman): 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. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) More: https://careers.state.gov/connect/dir/ 
  • 24 Scholars, Students and Teachers from New Hampshire were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 8 international students received a Fulbright to study in New Hampshire. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright 
  • 18 students from New Hampshire received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, awarded to students of limited financial means. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 
  • 4,391 international higher education students studied abroad in New Hampshire. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://educationusa.state.gov/ 
  • 464 exchange visitors from overseas visited New Hampshire and 81 New Hampshire residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://exchanges.state.gov/ 
  • In 2015, U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, along with the binational U.S.-Argentina Fulbright Commission, launched the Friends of Fulbright Undergraduate Student Exchange Program. This Public-Private Partnership sent 50 undergraduate students to study in the United States for six weeks in 2016. Another 145 students traveled in 2017, and there were 289 students in the 2018 cohort. Twenty students in the 2017-2018 cohort studied at the University of New Hampshire. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: https://ar.usembassy.gov/education-culture/programs/friends-of-fulbright/ 
  • In 2018, the University of New Hampshire and Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza (Peru) partnered to encourage marginalized students from the Andean and Amazonian regions to develop theoretical-practical skills in crop management and improve their language skills in English and Spanish. The exchange 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. higher education. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 

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