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  • Wyoming hosted 2,664 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 $1.3 billion. Those exports supported approximately 5,384 Wyoming jobs (2016) and foreign direct investment into Wyoming supports an additional 7.300 jobs (2016). (Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) – More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/wy.pdf 
  • Information about Department career recruitment events in Wyoming. (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 2 active participants from the state of Wyoming. – More: http://www.global.howard.edu/ralph-j-bunche/fellowship/ 

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. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) – More: http://careers.state.gov/connect/dir 
  • One Scholar, Student or Teachers from Wyoming was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and ten international student received a Fulbright to study in Wyoming. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright 
  • 1,105 international higher education students studied abroad in Wyoming. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://educationusa.state.gov/ 
  • 75 exchange visitors from overseas visited Wyoming and 208 Wyoming 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/ 
  • Casper College is a member of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs supported Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction. ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs)
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: https://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 

Partnerships

  • 34 Wyoming residents hosted or supported 12 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 122 hours of service. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 
  • Film remains one of the most powerful public diplomacy tools for educating and involving communities about health risks. Based in Jackson, WY, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival implemented a grant to deploy through an international network of American Spaces, U.S. missions, and consulates a curated collection of high quality, impactful and science-based documentary films which explore the issues surrounding mosquitos and other vector-borne disease. With films accompanied by information and discussion guides, this health diplomacy program ran from September 2017 to December 30, 2018. The program worked with top U.S. film producers and health experts in India to reach hundreds of health care professionals as part of an outreach strategy to support the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). International visitors also came to Boston to attend the 2018 Science Media Awards and Summit regarding the use of film/video to educate the public. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-economic-growth-energy-and-the-environment/bureau-of-oceans-and-international-environmental-and-scientific-affairs/ 
  • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) continues financial support to the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wisconsin. FPL employs 60 research scientists and is working to develop technologies for rapid identification of timber species to combat illegal logging. The program also increases international engagement of U.S. scientists and researchers in collaborative activities worldwide to advance technology and innovation. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/products/publications/specific_pub.php?posting_id=39428&header_id=p 
  • 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. (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/ 
  • The Department of State facilitates the Wyoming National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the Tunisia, founded in 2004. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) – More: http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/Joint-Staff/J-5/International-Affairs-Division/State-Partnership-Program/ 

Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2018: 25,198. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 36. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) – More: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx 
  • In Fiscal Year 2017, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 19 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. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) – More: https://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/about-us/statistics.html 
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Yellowstone National Park (with Idaho and Montana). (Source: Bureau of International Organization Affairs) – More: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/28 
  • Diplomatic Security San Francisco Field Office serves Wyoming. 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. (Source: Bureau of Diplomatic Security) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-diplomatic-security/ 

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