For American college students, studying abroad is an opportunity to explore a new country, sample a unfamiliar culture, and meet people from very different backgrounds. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation is worried that some of those new friends might actually be foreign spies.
The FBI has produced a new film, Game of Pawns, to warn students of the "possibility that a foreign intelligence service might try to recruit them while abroad to eventually steal secrets from the U.S. government." The half-hour movie is based—somewhat loosely—on the story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, who studied abroad in China and later was induced by intelligence officers there to apply for American government jobs.
In addition to the video, the FBI has created a resource for students abroad, which is at: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/student-brochure. Many of the same considerations listed above, would also apply to use of this resource, and any others created by the FBI.
The Office of International Study Programs is proud to introduce you to Experiential Year Abroad
Photo/Video Contest from Fall ’11 study abroad announced
The 2011 Photography & Art History in Venice Dialogue of Civilizations will be exhibiting exemplary student photography from this year's program in Gallery 360 sections B & C. This exhibit will run from November 1, 2011 through February 3, 2012.
There is an opening reception for this exhibition on November 4, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served at the reception.
Spring and Summer 2011 Photo and Video contest winners!
Stop by the Curry Student Center to see photos submitted by NU students from their study abroad experiences! The exhibit is hosted on the first floor and will feature photos from all over the world until June 14th!