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

Fast Fact

The University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College rank #1 and #2, respectively, in the number of international students they enroll each year. 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 Wyoming, approximately 6,000 U.S. jobs were supported by goods exports (2014) and foreign direct investment supported 9,000 U.S. jobs (2013). This resulted in $1.2 billion in goods exports from Wyoming (2015). (EB)  More»

    • Wyoming 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 in Wyoming. (HR)

  • Education

    • Four Scholars and Students from Wyoming were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Stewart Devine): 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»

    • Zoology research collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Research collaborations with universities abroad help U.S. institutions strengthen their programs, promote opportunities for students and faculty and enhance their global presence. (AF) More»

    • 151 exchange visitors from overseas visited Wyoming and 111 Wyoming residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • Eight Brazilian students attended the University of Wyoming 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»

    • The Department of State hosted an International Virtual College Fair in 2013 to celebrate International Education Week and the $29 billion international student industry in the United States. The event featured colleges and universities from across the United States and had more than 22,000 potential students from 206 countries in attendance that completed nearly 55,000 visits to the virtual university booths. Sheridan College and Western Wyoming Community College participated in the International Virtual College Fair. (IIP) More»

  • Partnerships

    • The State Department facilitates the Wyoming National Guard State Partnership Program with Tunisia founded in 2004. More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2015: 20,782. (CA) More»

    • 36 Passport Application Acceptance Facilities. (CA) More»

    • Number of overseas adoptions for Wyoming families in Fiscal Year 2014: 12. 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»

    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Yellowstone National Park (with Idaho and Montana). (IO)

    • 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. (DS) More»