I’m a senior in college with a service requirement to work in the homeland security field for a year after graduation. I just signed up for a three week study abroad program in Cuba for my major (political science) - will this definitively x out my chances of getting a clearance?
I obtained a Secret level clearance two years ago, and I have no other concerning factors.
Obviously I suspect more questions will be asked, but my trip is legal (sponsored by my accredited flagship university), I’ll be taking collegiate level classes while there to get credit, and obviously I have no plans to do anything against the US Government.
Will my trip lead to an automatic rejection, or just more questions?