Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Nevada state seal © Public Domain
Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Nevada state flag © Public Domain

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The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is ranked #1 in Nevada for having the highest number of enrolled foreign students. More»

For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.


  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the Department of State advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new export and job opportunities for American businesses and workers through trade initiatives. In Nevada, approximately 30,000 U.S. jobs were supported by goods exports (2014) and foreign direct investment supported about 43,000 U.S. jobs (2013). This resulted in $8.7 billion in goods exports from Nevada (2015). (EB) More»

    • Flights between Las Vegas and Seoul with an estimated impact of $120 million were made possible by an Open Skies agreement negotiated by the Bureaus of Economic and Business Affairs and East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EB/EAP) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) contributed more than $166,000 to the economy of Nevada through contracts and federal grants that directly supported INL missions. (INL) More»

    • Nevada hosted foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

    • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events Nevada. (HR)

  • Education

    • 11 Scholars and Students from Nevada were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Melissa Martinez): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»

    • 98 exchange visitors from overseas visited Nevada and 35 Nevada residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the National Institute of Technology, Tichy, India received a $250,000 award from the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative to design a curriculum development tool for computer engineering studies. (SCA) More»

    • 18 Brazilian students attended the University of Las Vegas Nevada through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This program is funded by the Brazilian government and the private sector and sends 101,000 Brazilian university students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study and conduct research abroad. The U.S. is a priority destination for scholarship recipients, and the program strengthens U.S. and Brazilian institutional partnerships, develops a workforce prepared for 21st century opportunities, and contributes to long-term economic growth for both countries. (WHA) More»

  • Partnerships

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) partnered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) to provide a study tour for 11 Armenian police official to learn about U.S. policing and how to deal with domestic violence issues. (INL) More»

    • ���������Four officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) traveled to the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, in coordination with INL, to assist with delivering a domestic violence training course to include interviewing children, sex-crimes related technology, and community-based policing solutions for participants from Hungary, Kosovo, and Ukraine. (INL) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) sponsored 35 Mexican Law Enforcement Officers to attend the International Latino Gang Investigators Association (ILGIA) XIII Annual Conference and conduct a study visit in Las Vegas, Nevada. (INL) More»

    • The Department of State facilitates the Nevada National Guard’s State Partnership Program with Tonga, founded in 2014. (PM) More

    • Nevada hosted 4 students from allied and friendly nations for International Military Education and Training. (PM) More»

    • Refugee Arrivals in 2015: 648. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations, which place refugees in over 300 affiliated offices in roughly 180 communities around the country. These local offices 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. (PRM) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2015: 118,478. (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 59. (CA) More»

    • Number of overseas adoptions for Nevada families in Fiscal Year 2014: 18. The Office of Children's Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process. Its work is dedicated to assisting parents as they seek to provide a home to orphans abroad. (CA) More»

    • The Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, which is managed by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), offered rewards of up to $2 million and $1 million, respectively, for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Roman Olegovich Zolotarev and Konstantin Lopatin, alleged Russian cybercriminals identified during a far-reaching federal probe into a worldwide online marketplace for stolen personal and financial information. Cases related to their alleged criminal enterprise,, are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Gang Section. (INL) More»

    • The notorious MS-13 international gang has elements in the northeastern United States and often colludes with gang leaders imprisoned in El Salvador. With collaboration between prison intelligence units supported by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), FBI, ATF, DHS, and U.S. police officials, MS-13 gang members have been charged with homicide and numerous other illegal activities, including gang recruitment and human and narcotics trafficking. In September 2015, an MS-13 gang member was extradited to the United States for two murders committed in 2010 in Nevada. (INL) More»

    • Diplomatic Security Los Angeles Field Office serves Clark County and the Diplomatic Security San Francisco Field Office serves Nevada (excluding Clark Co.). 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. (DS) More»