July 21-27, 2019

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All registrations are subject to a non-refundable $35 payment processing fee


Over the past 5 years, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunities to around the world. This year we are headed to Italy for a week of adventure, culture, and leadership in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.

You are invited to join us for a 2019 trip to the awe-inspiring Amalfi Coast of Italy.  Our accommodations are set in the charming fishing village of Massa Lubrense, just outside of Sorrento, in a renovated 16th-century Franciscan convent.

Our trip will take place in the southern part of Italy, also known as ‘Magna Grecia’, or ‘Great Greece’. Named years ago by the Romans for the heavy Greek influence in the region, this region is a confluence of Greek and Italian culture. Join us as we explore the rich and complicated history of the region. Experience the unique culture and share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with fellow travelers who will soon become friends for life.

Start your day in Italy with gentle stretching and breathing to prepare you for receiving all of the gifts that this amazing country has to offer. Every day of your trip will be filled with incredible opportunities to explore the local culture and immerse yourself in outdoor adventures. There will also be opportunities to be of service to the local community. Between the adventures, there will be time to learn more about what it means to be an international student leader and to explore and learn more about yourself. In a time in which our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support by taking part in this incredible cultural immersion, adventure, and leadership trip.

  • 6 Nights accommodation
  • 3 Delicious meals each day
  • Ground transport to/from the retreat center
  • All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
  • Facilitation by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders


This Italian Center sits just above the sea. A stroll through the small village below puts you right into the marina, strewn with colorful fishing boats and cafes. At the center, you can stroll among the typical Sorrento lemon garden or curl up on a cozy couch in one of the many corridors for a contemplative rest. From most everywhere in the convent, one can enjoy a view of the Naples Gulf, Mount Vesuvio, Capri, Ischia, and Procida.

Activities can include: 

~Trips to local museums and churches
~Tours of local villages
~Boat tour of Capri
~Time to enjoy the beach
~Trip to a local farm
~Local shopping

Sample Itinerary*


Arrivals at Napoli Airport
Transfer to Convent
Opening circle / welcome circle
Dinner at the Convent of San Francesco


Sorrento tour and Museo Correale
2pm Lunch at the Convent
Free afternoon at the beach of Marina della Lobra


Hiking at Punta Campanella / Tip of Gulf of Naples and Amalfi Coast
Return to Convent for Lunch
Afternoon to rest, explore the village, have a swim
Early evening program with historian of church / convent (potential spot for Service Project TBD)
Dinner and sharing circle activity


Mindfulness Movement
Tour of Amalfi and Positano (Sandwich, fruit and water provided for take away lunch)
Movie Night


Mindfulness / movement
Tour of Limoncello Farm + lunch
Service Project TBD on the farm
Dinner and sharing circle activity


Boat tour of Capri (sandwich provided for lunch)
Sharing circle / activity
Dinner at Convent and Closing Circle


Breakfast and Departures

*Schedule Subject to Change

For more information contact:

True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Greece each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Greece until you return home from your journey.


I am forever grateful and forever changed. I truly found myself here…who I want to be. I am happy, content, and a completely new person. Thank you so much True Nature and the Society! I could have never felt this way without you and for that, I am forever indebted.
-Charlotte, Dabrowski Middletown, Connecticut

Life is a journey, every pebble on this Earth has its place. Sometimes those pebbles create a stepping stone-something with time, concrete, and strength. This experience was another stepping stone to my life-my personal journey, and I am grateful.
-Nola Heller, Plover, Wisconsin

Payment and Online Registration

Register early as these programs fill quickly to fill quickly! A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Italy” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.

*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.

In order to pay and register, choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the “REGISTER NOW” icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information. 




  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • 1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment


Alumni and Non-Society Members

Society Alumni and Non-Society Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.

Is this program for me?

While the programs are open to all ages, most of the people are of college age and traveling abroad for the first time Our international programs are opportunities to put into practice the values and mission of True Nature which include service, leadership, adventure, and mindfulness. If you have an interest in the program, have an adventurous spirit, a desire to experience a different culture and a willingness to participate in group activities then you are welcome to join our programs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write us at so we can support you.

Getting There

You will be booking your flights for the Naples International Airport (NAP). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.

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