June 16 – 22, 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 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 2024 trip to the beautiful countryside of Umbria, Italy. We will be staying in a stunning Tuscan villa, touring local villages, visiting the gorgeous lake, truffle hunting, dining on delicious Italian food, and learning about the local architecture! 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.
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 Italy.
- 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
This quaint and historical center is strategically located and is an attractive destination for many reasons. The property is on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, making it a perfect “station” to head out from on any number of itineraries. The center itself is imbued with fresco walls, intoxicating landscapes, delicious cuisine, pool and lounging area, and beautiful group space. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE:
- Trips to local museums and churches
- Tours of local villages
- Day on the lake
- Trip to a local farm
- Truffle Hunting
- Local shopping
Day 1 – Arrival Day
- Benvenuto! Welcome to Italy!
- Arrival in Florence and transport to venue (2 hours)
- Welcome Dinner
Day 2 – Orientation and Local Town Tour
- Cortona medieval town urban hike
- Visit the first Monastery to be built by Saint Francis
- Pizza cooking lesson
Day 3- Lake Trasimeno
- Canoe on Trasimeno Lake
- Explore Isola Maggiore island
Day 4 – Pienza tour
- Tour of Pienza.
- Picnic lunch at a pecorino cheese sheep farm
- Free time in Montepulciano.
Day 5- Service and Truffle Hunting Day
- Hike with a local truffle expert and professional dog trainer Andrea
- Dog shelter visit
Day 6 – Siena Tour
- Urban hike in Siena, Tuscany, home of the famous Palio horse race.
- Visit a Contrada (district) headquarters
- Historic Duomo (cathedral) tour
- Evening Closing Circle
Day 7- Departure Day
- Return to 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 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.
**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.
June 16 – 22, 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 email@example.com so we can support you.
You will be booking your flights for the Florence International Airport (FLR). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the trip t 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.
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 $3,195
$2,795 for NSLS Members
$3,195 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.