July 14 – 20, 2024
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Are you wanting to take your leadership skills to another level and travel internationally? Are you wanting to learn what it means to be a Global Ambassador? Are you wanting to explore the world and change lives, including your own? If so, this is a trip for you!
Over the past decade, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunities around the world.
You are invited to join us in 2024 to our newest destination in Ireland! Explore one of the most beautiful, majestic, and richly historic parts of the world as you journey through the West Coast of Ireland. Lush green hills, meet the exquisite coastline, lined with mesmerizing castles; this is a true Irish adventure. During this trip you will be staying at a beautiful resort in the Delphi valley which is also home to one of the top educational and adventure centers in Ireland. Each day will be filled with opportunities to learn and grow through adventure, exploration, and leadership activities and tours.
You will have an unforgettable journey, full of outdoor adventures, connections, contemplative leadership activities, and a local service learning opportunity. 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, learn what it means to be a global ambassador and leader by taking part in this incredible trip to Ireland.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport to the venue
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Delphi Valley, this hotel and resort is a hidden gem. Deep within the wilderness of Connemara and South Mayo, there are breathtaking mountain vistas and stunning views of the banks of the Bundorragha River.
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Mweelrea mountain range, this center has all the elements for a magical experience. The rooms, facilities, and the studio are set up to bring a state of comfort and tranquility, providing you a home away from home in this special Irish retreat getaway.
All of the rooms have breathtaking scenery… wherever you lay your head, you’ll have an incredible view! Menus offer the freshest locally sourced Irish ingredients. Enjoy the extremely soft cotton bed linen, plump pillows, and downy quilts. Locally made, organic bath and shower products available for use. An award-winning spa where you can reconnect with peace and tranquility. All spa products are certified 100% organic. Custom built, featuring large open windows and stunning views of the inspiring landscape.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
- Water Games
- Orienteering and Hiking
- Tours of local villages
- And much more…
DAY 1 – Arrival Day
- Fáilte! Welcome to Ireland!
- Arrive at Shannon Airport and Transfer to the venue (2.5 hours)
- Welcome Dinner
- Opening Group Circle
DAY 2 – Team Work
- TAG / Orienteering – Navigate with digital orienteering kit through the forest
- Raft Building Team Activity
DAY 3 – Local Connemara Tour
- Killary Fjord, one of only three fjords in Ireland
- Shop in Leenane village
- Renvyle Peninsula, famous for its spectacular scenery,
- Walk to Omey Island, a tidal island, only accessible from the mainland around low tide
- Clifden, referred to as the Capital of Connemara
- Experience the beauty of Connemara National Park
DAY 4 – Team Challenge
- Bog Challenge in the Delphi Forrest taking on balance wires, muddy tunnels, bog filled pools and water obstacles
- Jacob Ladder / Team Tasks
DAY 5 – Beach and Local Town Visit
- Surf Lessons or exploring Cross Beach
- Shop in local town Westport
- Local music night
DAY 6 – Survival Skills Day
- Bushcraft. Learn basic wilderness survival skills, and about local flora and fauna
- Closing Circle – Reflections
DAY 7 – Departure Day
- Return to Shannon Airport
- Wishing you Smooth and Safe Travels Home
*Tentative Schedule subject to change
Register early as these programs tend to fill quickly! A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To IRELAND” 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 below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
July 14 – 20, 2024 REGISTER NOW
- 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
NSLS 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 – 55 years old. 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.
We recommend that participants are in good physical condition. We will be exploring and hiking on uneven pathways and up and down hills. It is important to us that all participants are aware of the conditions so they can feel as comfortable as possible.
For your wellbeing, and that of the group, we ask all participants to disclose any existing medical conditions or limitations on the registration form.
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.
You will be booking your flights for Shannon Airport (SNN). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the trip has met its minimum. 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. The drive time to the center is approximately 2.5 hours.
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 $3295
$2895 for NSLS Members
$3295 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. The remaining balance is usually split up into 3 payments. The payment schedule will be sent to you in the Confirmation Letter (once you register).
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.