Community members invited on KCC’s tour of World War sites

A photo taken by KCC student Jacob Cieslak of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

A photo taken by KCC student Jacob Cieslak of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Seats are still available for an overseas trip planned for May 10-24 of sites in Europe that were significant during World War I and World War II.

The trip is organized by Kellogg Community College as part of a course in international studies, although community members who wish to join the trip need not be enrolled at KCC. Reservations must be made by Jan. 22.

Tour sites will include Paris, Normandy, Amiens, Strasbourg, Munich, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg and locations relevant to the Battle of the Somme, Battle of the Bulge and Battle of Verdun.

“This is an amazing opportunity for people who want to see firsthand the places that most Americans have only read about in books,” said Michelle Wright, history instructor at KCC and organizer of the two-week excursion. “Visiting places like Berchtesgaden and Adolf Hitler’s vacation home in the Eagle’s Nest has a way of making history real and alive, especially for people who weren’t even born when those battles were fought.”

At $3,600 per person, the trip cost includes airfare from Detroit or Chicago; lodging; ground transportation in Europe; group tours; entrance fees; some meals; and travel health insurance. The price does not include passport costs; transportation to and from the airport in Detroit or Chicago; individual activities in Europe; travel cancellation insurance; tuition; or course materials.

KCC will host several sessions prior to the trip to study the history and culture of the sites as well as cover practical travel information.

To reserve a spot or learn more information, contact Michelle Wright at

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