What would you do if your life or the lives of family or co-workers were threatened while living abroad? The reality of this type of situation may not be as far off as it might seem. The number of countries listed with level three (reconsider travel) or level four (do not travel) travel advisories by the US State Department has doubled since 2020.
In some cases, forward-thinking sending agencies are now requiring personnel to go through a H.E.A.T. (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) course to increase awareness of security risks overseas. Thoughtful individuals serving in difficult locations are also choosing to receive this type of training even when their agency does not yet require it.
Recognizing this increased need and desiring to put this type of training within reach of all faith-based cross-cultural workers, CIT is now collaborating with Crisis Consulting International (CCI), a recognized leader in security training, to offer their Field Security Seminar (FSS) several times a year on the CIT campus, either as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with one of CIT’s signature pre-field training courses.