NCTC Honors goes abroad

by Darin Allred | Jul 08, 2013 <p> </p>

The North Central Texas College Honors program recently partnered with the Texas Woman's University Honors program to lead an exciting trip to Paris and Amsterdam. The May trip included 22 students from the North Texas area.

In Paris, students explored the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, rode down the Champs Elysees passed the Place de la Concorde, rode to the top of the Eiffel Tower and saw the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum. While in Amsterdam, students visited the Waterlooplein, gazed upon the Royal Palace, toured Anne Frank's House, took a boat ride through the famous canals and explored the Van Gogh Museum.

"The trip was an exciting opportunity for students to expand their academic studies in art, literature and history while on location," NCTC Honors program coordinator Rochelle Gregory said.

The NCTC Honors program's next trip in January 2014 will be to the French Rivera including Milan, the Cinque Terre, Monaco, Nice and Barcleona. Participants will retrace the footsteps of famous writers and artists like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali and visit the remote towns along the Italian coast, the Monaco Cathedral, Park Guell, Las Ramblas and La Sagrada Familia. Participants will depart on Jan. 5, 2014 for Milan, Italy and will return on Jan. 13 from Barcelona, Spain.

For more information on the NCTC Honors program, email Rochelle Gregory at

NCTC students and staff pose for a photo in Amsterdam during their recent trip to Europe. Pictured are, left to right, Leah Vaughn, DeLynda Vaughn, Lyndsey Vaughn, Angelique Mphahlele, Andrew Ware and Kristen Weinzapfel.