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.
– 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.
– More: http://www.amc.ru/
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
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.
– More: http://www.bsf.org.il/
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.
– More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-population-refugees-and-migration/
In Fiscal Year 2017, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 4 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.
– More: https://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/about-us/statistics.html
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Diplomatic Security Boston Field Office serves Vermont: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities.
– More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-diplomatic-security/
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).
– More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/vt.pdf
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/
Bureau of Human Resources
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.
– More: http://careers.state.gov/connect/dir
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
17 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Vermont were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 16 international students received a Fulbright to study in Vermont.
– More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright
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.
– More: https://exchanges.state.gov/