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Registration begins Oct. 8 for Macomb Community College’s annual springtime trip to London, England

– Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00AM

Need some inspiration for getting through the approaching winter months? How does a weeklong springtime vacation in London sound? For the 33rd consecutive year, Philip Barrons, Macomb Community College professor emeritus of humanities, is leading a college-sponsored trip to London, England, from May 3 through 11, 2019.

The trip is open to Macomb students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as the public.

“We look forward to new travelers joining us, as well as those who have made the trip before,” Barrons said. “Many find this trip is an excellent way to travel overseas for the first time. Once there, they realize this is very doable. They’ve said 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 $2,051 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. 8, with a deposit of $293. Subsequent payments of $293 are due on the 15th of each month, November through March, with a final payment on April 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 old 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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