Special Information for Parents


We'll post information here about College of Mt. St. Joseph (MSJ) policies dealing with our course and the trip.

Note: The legal age for drinking in Japan is 20 years of age, one year earlier than in the USA. MSJ follows the laws of the country we are visiting. While we are in Japan, students who are 20 years old will be allowed to drink alcohol if they purchase it. Please talk to your student about responsible drinking.

The College of Mt. St. Joseph requires that all students participating in an overseas trip sign a Release of Liability and Medical Authorization Form. You may read them here: MSJ Release and Authorization(PDF, 70kb)

The instructors for the course, Dr. Jennifer Morris, Helen Rindsberg and Stephen Rindsberg, have developed a positive code of behavior to guide all our actions so that we have a safe and fruitful learning experience. Code of Behavior(PDF, 33kb)

Itinerary (PDF, 109kb) The booklet for 2012 will be posted here when it is completed. Your child will receive a printed copy for you so that you can know where you child is on any day and the phone numbers to reach us.

  • U. S. State Department Click here for information from our government's Travel Center. This includes up-to-date entry/exit requirements, safety and security, information on medical facilities and much more.

  • US Embassies in Japan Look here for information about all embassy locations in Japan.

  • These embassies are pertinent for our trip;

    The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is located at 1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420 Japan; telephone 81-3-3224-5000; fax 81-3-3505-1862; American Citizen Services fax 011-81-332-24-5856.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe is located at 2-11-5 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543; telephone 81-6-6315-5900; fax 81-6-6315-5914. Recorded information for U.S. citizens concerning U.S. passports, notarials and other American citizen services is available 24 hours at 011-81-663-15-5900.

    The U.S. Consulate in Nagoya is located at Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001; telephone 011-81-525-81-4501; fax 011-81-525-81-3190.

  • Embassy Offices Click here for maps to all embassy offices in Japan, along with directions on using public transportation to reach them.


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