Study Abroad

Venice Canal, study abroad trip Winter of 2017

Wintermester 2017
Germany, Italy & Switzerland

December 28, 2017 - January 6, 2018

NCTC is off to Germany, Italy, and Switzerland! The trip is open to anyone who'd like to join us. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify and you can earn Humanities credit over the winter holiday.  For more information, feel free to email Rochelle Gregory at

These three unique countries share the common ground of natural beauty and historic grandeur. Discover cosmopolitan Munich and take a solemn look at Dachau before you glide down the Grand Canal in Venice. Stunning vistas of Alpine Europe beckon in Switzerland before you round out your trip with an exploration of Heidelberg Castle’s stately ruins.

Program Price $3,225


  • Round-trip and on-the-ground transportation
  • Hotels with private bathrooms
  • Breakfast daily and select dinners
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Daily activities, tours and entrances to attractions

For more information about our upcoming trips and to register early, visit: (Germany, Italy, Switzerland Tour #1885457JP)

Costa Rica bridge leading into the rainforest

Summer 2018
Costa Rica & Nicaragua

June 18 - 29, 2018

NCTC is headed for Costa Rica and Nicaragua! For more information, feel free to email Rochelle Gregory at

For more information about our upcoming trips and to register early, visit: (Costa Rica and Nicaragua Tour #1900272JP)

These trips are open to everyone. Trips' costs includes airfare, accommodations, breakfasts, several dinners, transportation, and entrance fees to all activities on itinerary. Only $95 to sign up!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the trip cost? add

 Typically, we try to keep the cost of the trips between $3000 - $3500. Be sure to look at the link to find the exact cost of the tour.

NCTC tuition is costs extra.

I would like to go, but I don't have the tour costs today. Is there a payment plan option so I may save first? add

There are payment plans available to pay out the trip. There's month-to-month or making four more sizable payments. It's only $95 to sign up and that goes toward the cost of the tour. Some students also use their tax returns and financial aid from this semester to take a big chunk out of the tour's cost for next semester or year.  If you sign up for Wintermester 2017 and Summer 2018, your payments are lower since you have longer to pay it.

What if I'm not a student at NCTC by the time the trip happens? add

Don't worry if you're not at NCTC because you've transferred or graduated! You're still welcome to come. You can come without taking the course as a "friend" or "alumni" of NCTC.

Is this a first come first serve trip? add

We have lots of spots open, so there's plenty of time and room.

When is the deadline to sign up? add

The deadline to sign up for Wintermester 2017 is September 2017.

 How many spaces are available? add

We have 50 spots available, and you're welcome to also invite friends and family to join us on the trip.

Is this course only 10 days or will there be a traditional classroom setting, including assignments and exams post trip? add

 There will be an online course associated with the trip for students who want to earn credit.  

  • For Wintermester 2017, we will offer World Literature II online in 2nd 8-week in Fall 2017. We'll also offer Comp I in the first 8 week session for any students who need that credit before beginning World Literature.
  • For Summer 2018, we'll be offering Environmental Biology with the tour. The course will be online during Summer III.
Is this a good deal? add

Yes! By comparison, a class at 4-year university is approximately $2000 for tuition, lab, and fees. A study abroad at a 4-year university is usually $7000 - $10,000. So, this study abroad experience at $3500 is a great deal and opportunity!