Monday, March 31, 2014 - 17:00

FBI to Conduct Foreign Travel Seminar at Assumption College

Special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will present a free seminar on April 16 at Assumption College on what students should know to stay safe while traveling abroad. The seminar will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Assumption’s Hagan Campus Center Hall, and is sponsored by the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. It is open to all consortium students, faculty and administrators.

Study abroad programs and short-term international field trips continue to grow in popularity and are often the most rewarding aspect of the college experience. However, studying and traveling in some foreign countries may pose risks that students and faculty need to be aware of. These risks can be mitigated by taking precautions and learning important personal safety tips. The seminar will highlight the “do’s and don’ts” of traveling abroad and will feature the 30-minute movie Game of Pawns, which is based on a true story involving a student who, while studying abroad, is  unwittingly recruited by foreign espionage operatives. The movie will be followed by a discussion about how this incident could actually happen. A question-and-answer session will close the seminar.

Please click here to register for the seminar.

For more information, please contact Jeanine Went, executive director of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, at

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews