OCTC Summer Study Abroad Trip

2019 Trip to Feature Budapest and Vienna

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OWENSBORO, KY (07/09/2018) The 2018 OCTC Summer Study Abroad trip was held May 15-25. The group traveled to Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland in partnership with EF College Study Tours. The trip was led by OCTC faculty Kaye Brown, accompanied by Shawn Payne and Mary Kinney. The students included: Harlie McCarty, Alyssa Basham, Chance Pirtle, JT Travis, Chase Mattingly, Hunter Sparks, Andrea Payne, Adam Payne, Chandler Kinney, Denisse Vasquez, Nadya Vasquez, Kyle Allen, and Joseph McBride. Community members included: Olivia Brown, Lora Wimsatt, Tony McBride and Sharon Boling.

The local group was joined by a student from Utah and several people from New York. Brown added, "It was a great trip. The community members were really impressed with our students. The students were very engaged at Auschwitz and learned a great deal from speakers who grew up behind the Iron Curtain." The 2019 trip will feature a tour of Budapest, Krakow, Auschwitz, Prague and Vienna. For more information please contact kaye.brown@kctcs.edu or call 270.686.4587.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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