June 18-24th, 2023
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Over the past decade, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer this exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunity to Costa Rica.
You are invited to join us in 2023 on one of two trips being offered. Experience the rich culture of this incredible country while doing work to support the people, communities, and preservation of the land and natural environment. You will have an unforgettable journey, full of outdoor adventures, connections with local communities, and service outreach work. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends for life, learn about being an international student leader, and explore more about yourself. In a time where 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 service, adventure and leadership trip.
During the program you will participate in several service opportunities* including potential projects such as: planting trees, working at the local school, renovation/construction of a local building (i.e. school, community, center, church), caring for endangered monkeys, cleaning the beach, and sharing our individual gifts – art, music, dance, and sports — with the local communities. Students will stay at eco-hotels and locally run sustainable hotels. Our programs will take place at two different sites. Site #1 will be next to Manuel Antonio National Park and Site #2 will be located near the village of Chachagua, close to the Arenal Volcano.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport to Retreat Center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
True Nature Education has searched long and hard throughout Costa Rica to find unique, ecologically friendly, and inspiring accommodations for our guests to stay in. All of the accommodations are clean, comfortable, and close to nature. Lodging includes electricity, hot water, internet, phone, comfortable beds and linens, and an environment that allows you to rest peacefully after a long day of activities. Most accommodations for large groups are shared. Private rooms are occasionally available for an extra fee on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SERVICE PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE WORK IN:
~A Monkey Sanctuary
~Local school building
~Building of a local library
~Village Community Building
~An area where you can share your gifts! Just let us know.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE:
Service Project #1 / Sustainability in Costa Rica
Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Arrive for Lunch
Afternoon Beach Activities and National Park Tour
Service Project #2 / Animal Sanctuary
Sunset Beach Gathering and Free Time
Depart for La Fortuna Eco-Lodge
Evening Midweek Gathering
Service Project #3 – Community Service in the Village of San Rafael
Afternoon Biodynamic Farm Tour
Rest (Optional Night Rainforest Tour – Not included)
Zip Line / Horseback Activity
Transport to Airport
Depart for Airport…Adios…
*Schedule and Activities are subject to change
WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ON THE TRUE NATURE /NSLS COSTA RICA SERVICE AND ADVENTURE PROGRAM
For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica until you return home from your journey.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST TRUE NATURE/NSLS TRIPS
My experience with TNE was truly incredible and inspiring. It was exactly what I needed to get back in touch with myself. It reminded me of what I want out of life, which is to help, meet, laugh, hug, and be with people and appreciate the gift of life. I would travel again with True Nature anytime. I am so grateful for this opportunity. Please keep what you’re doing! You change people’s lives for the better!
This has been one of the most amazing, and eye-opening experiences of my life. I have found a new and greater appreciation for so many thins. I have more aware of how much of an impact that all the little things in life have, whiter it be spending a little bit of time to help someone else, or adjusting your perspective just a little- it can make all the difference.
If college doesn’t make you feel independent enough, or if you want to take off a week from the norm and experience something that is both rewarding and productive, True Naure Education is a great opportunity to take that first step. For me, many of the things that I saw, felt, and experienced were first timers that changed the way I recognize culture. Even though, this is only a week long trip, I am going to feel home sick from my family away from home— that is the friends, guides, and people of Costa Rica. They have become like a second family to me. If you are one who dreams big, this experience will sew the seed of wisdom that you will attain from traveling abroad and grow into your redefined self. Pure Vida!
June 18-24, 2023 REGISTER NOW!
Register early as these programs tend to fill quickly!
A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” 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.
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE.
*** 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 above. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
- Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable
- 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit and the $35 registration fee
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable
- True Nature is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates
ALUMNI AND NON-NSLS MEMBERS
NSLS Alumni and Non-NSLS 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?
The programs are open to anyone 18 years and older. Most participants are 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 (FAQs)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been to. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these types 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 to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
All international flights will arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights. Just ask us if this interests you. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport, we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.
BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT FOR THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE!
True Nature and Lets U Travel have partnered together to provide you with the best airfare rate for your upcoming trip. Identify yourself as a True Nature participant and let the agent know which trip you are on. Click here for more details.
Toll-free phone number: 1-866-291-7809
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
NSLS MEMBERS SAVE $400 OFF REGULAR PRICE OF $2795!
$2395 for NSLS Members
$2795 for Non-NSLS Members
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature Education is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 program, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350 less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*The deadline to cancel and receive a credit for your deposit is 120 days before the trip date. This offer is not valid for new registrations after this date.
True Nature Education is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.