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January 19, 2018

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – A Study Abroad Program for MCCC students and community members has been scheduled for May of 2019 to the British Isles.

The trip will include visits to Ireland, Wales and England.  The visit to England will include London and Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town in Warwickshire that is the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The target dates for the trip are May 13-27, 2019.

While on the trip, students will take coursework to earn credits towards their degree.  Classes offered will include Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing and Art Appreciation.  Students can take one, two or all three of the three-credit courses.  Community members who participate in the tour must enroll in at least one of the courses.

Those interested joining the Study Abroad Program tour of the British Isles can attend one of five information meetings listed below.

The price of the trip is between $3,929 and $4,449.  Information on fundraising and payment options will be discussed in the scheduled meetings.  Individuals must attend a meeting and fill out an application before registering for the trip.

To participate in the trip, students must be 18 years of age, hold a GPA of 2.0 or higher, have two letters of recommendation, pass a criminal background check and register for the trip by Sept. 30, 2018.  Community members must have two letters of recommendation, pass a criminal background check, register by Sept. 30, 2018 and enroll in at least one of the classes offered.

The following informational meetings have been scheduled.  All meetings will be held in the La-Z-Boy Center on the college’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 7 p.m. in Room 271
  • Monday, January 29, 12:30 p.m. in Room 258
  • Tuesday, February 6, 12:30 p.m. in Room 259
  • Tuesday, February 13, 5 p.m. in Room 271
  • Thursday, February 22, 12:30 p.m. in Room 258

For more information, contact Wendy Wysocki, professor of business and economics, at (734) 384-4294 or

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at