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Vermont

Partnerships

  • 385 Vermont residents hosted or supported 241 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 3,975 hours of service. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)
  • Ten emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Vermont on one of the Young Leaders Initiatives. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://exchanges.state.gov/ 
  • U.S. Embassy Tbilisi partnered with the Training of Trainers Summer Institute to send five Georgian, five Abkhaz, and two Armenian teachers to participate in the Training of Trainers Summer Institute in Burlington, Champlain College in August 2018. (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) More: https://www.ph-int.org/ 
  • U.S. Embassy Moscow partners with The Moscow American Center—the only remaining American space in Russia where American citizens from all states can give workshops, lectures, and presentations on topics of mutual interest. Daily events allow Russians to learn about American culture and values. (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) More: http://www.amc.ru/ 
  • A Researcher from the University of Vermont received a grant from the OES-supported U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for a joint research project with an Israeli scientist. 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 Vermont National Guard’s State Partnership Program with Senegal founded in 2008. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/Joint-Staff/J-5/International-Affairs-Division/State-Partnership-Program/ 
  • The Department of State facilitates the Vermont National Guard’s State Partnership Program with North Macedonia founded in 1993. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/Joint-Staff/J-5/International-Affairs-Division/State-Partnership-Program/ 
  • 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/ 
  • U.S.-Taiwan International Environmental Partnership (IEP) Eco-Campus Project paired 2 elementary schools with sister schools in Taiwan to promote environmental education. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) More: http://www.iep-global.org/programs/eco-campus-partnership/ 

Travel and Security

Jobs and Economy

  • Vermont hosted 2,567 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 $2.9 billion. Those exports supported approximately 11,707 Vermonter jobs (2016) and foreign direct investment into Vermont supports an additional 11,100 jobs (2016). (Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/vt.pdf 
  • 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. (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 Vermont. (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 3 active participants from the state of Vermont. More: http://www.global.howard.edu/ralph-j-bunche/fellowship/ 

Education

  • 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: http://careers.state.gov/connect/dir 
  • 17 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Vermont were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 16 international students received a Fulbright to study in Vermont. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright 
  • 11 students from Vermont 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 
  • 1,870 international higher education students studied abroad in Vermont. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://educationusa.state.gov/ 
  • 248 exchange visitors from overseas visited Vermont and 44 Vermont 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/ 

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