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Registration begins Oct. 2 for Macomb Community College’s annual springtime trip to London, England

– Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00AM

While Philip Barrons retired last year from teaching humanities at Macomb Community College, he will continue to lead the college-sponsored weeklong trip to London, England. The trip is open to Macomb students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as the public. It coincides with the college’s spring break, March 2 to 10, 2018. 

Barrons has been organizing the annual London trip since 1986.  

“Most of the people who take this trip are traveling for the first time overseas,” Barrons said. “Once there, they realize this is very doable. They’ve stated that the trip has enriched their lives, which pleases me because part of the college mission is to provide enrichment opportunities.”

Barrons designs the trip to be an opportunity for discovering London, allowing plenty of time for travelers to pursue their own interests. He provides guidance and direction.

The cost is $1,950 per person and includes round-trip airfare, lodging for seven nights at a central London hotel, bus transfer between the airport and hotel, and a half-day guided sightseeing bus tour. Reservations for the trip will be accepted beginning Monday, Oct. 2, with a deposit of $390. Subsequent payments of $390 are due on Nov. 5, Dec. 5, Jan. 5 and Feb. 1.  The first payment must be made in person at the college’s South Campus cashier’s office, Building G, Room 324. Travelers must be at least 18 years or traveling with a parent.

For more information about the trip, call 313.345.6992 or email

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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