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United States Vermont


Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  • 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.
  • Ten emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Vermont on one of the Young Leaders Initiatives. – More: 

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

  • 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: 
  • 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: 

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: 

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

  • 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: 

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Travel and Security

Bureau of Consular Affairs

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: 

Jobs and Economy

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

  • 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: 

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Bureau of Global Talent Management

Bureau of Global Public Affairs

  • 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: 


Bureau of Global Talent Management

  • 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: 

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

U.S. Department of State

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