Tunisian students visiting a lakeNCC is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This Lehigh Valley city of 75,000 people has transformed into a hub of fashionable and exciting dining, shopping and nightlife. Known as the "Christmas City," the historic district is home to the Sands Casino Resort, the Sands Events Center, "Restaurant Row", a diverse array of art galleries, cultural arts centers, and shops. In addition, the ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks on Bethlehem's South Side is a dynamic multi-use performing arts center hosting live music, films, comedy, and cabaret year-round, which is often free to the public on the outdoor stages.

Bethlehem has blended culture and commerce. Among its cultural highlights are Musikfest, a nine-day festival that draws millions of visitors each August, RiverJazz in May, the Latin Festival in June, the Blueberry Festival in July, the Celtic Classic in September, Oktoberfest, the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival in November, and the many events of the Christmas season, which attract visitors from all over the world. For those looking for the thrill that only amusement parks can offer, Dorney Park in Allentown is a 20-minute drive away and Hershey Park is within 90 minutes' drive of Bethlehem.

NCC is conveniently located within 90 minutes' drive of the big-city excitement of both New York City and Philadelphia. Also, the cities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh, and the New Jersey shore towns are located within several hours' driving distance and make for great weekend getaways. The JFK, Newark, and Philadelphia International Airports are all within 2 hours' driving distance, and the Lehigh Valley International Airport is located just minutes from the College. For more information about the Lehigh Valley's close proximity to popular attractions and amenities, visit http://www.lehighvalleypa.org.