The Global Pioneering School (GPS) trains and equips individuals for the global pioneering phase of STN and offers the opportunity to impact history! We’re looking for people who are passionate about implementing revolutionary businesses, non-profit work, and impacting communities abroad. This school is designed to give practical steps to pioneering STN bases around the world, based on our new Thruster Model.

The Thruster Model is based on the revolutionary design of a three fin surfboard created in the 1980’s that changed surf history. It represents the threefold DNA of STN comprised of non-profits,  businesses and communities that will be recreated all over the world. We plan to establish five STN bases in five continents over the next five years. We are excited to announce future STN bases in the following continents: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania. Get ready to take more risks, put footwork to the dreams inside of you and establish the revolutionary concept of STN across the globe.

Including dynamic coursework, world-class speakers and training from leaders with over 100 years of combined experience, this school is designed to be academically focused and help you create action steps to accomplish your long-term goals of pioneering abroad. Come join us!


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This training school is for those who have been previously affiliated with STN and desire to serve internationally. Although GPS is geared towards equipping individuals to apply the Thruster Model, the curriculum can put in motion any dreams and passions you have related to implementing revolutionary businesses, non-profit work, and impacting communities abroad.

*Continuing with Surfing The Nations upon completion of GPS is not required.