The BAC community is deeply saddened by the events surrounding the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake, and we want to inform students of support available. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and political upheaval can cause tremendous stress for those affected. These resources are available for all BAC students, regardless of international status.
Natural disasters can be emotionally traumatic, and can impact your state of mind, students’ course of study, immigration status, and financial situation. Our first priority at the Boston Architectural College is the well-being of our students, and then to provide assistance with immigration and counseling resources.
In light of the earthquake in Japan, the following resources are available to our student body:
If you have been impacted by the tragedies in Japan, please contact your Academic Advisor as soon as possible. If you do not know who your Academic Advisor is, please contact Academic Advisor Jocelyn Townshend.
Student Assistance Program - Up to three short term face to face counseling sessions can be made through the SAP Program, provided free through the BAC. This program also can provide help with financial planning.
Japanese Consulate in Boston - The Japanese Consulate in Boston can assist with immigration and visa procedures. They are located on the 22nd floor of the Federal Reserve Plaza, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210.
Also, the Consulate General of Japan in Boston has prepared a registry for visitors to express their condolences to the people of Japan, Monday through Friday from March 16 through March 23, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Google Crisis Response Site - Google has compiled a list of reputable resources related to the Japanese earthquake, including resources to message boards, missing persons phone lines, shelter residents lists, and an online people finder tool.