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Now Hiring for 2020!

Published: February 9, 2020

Staff members preparing for a program about St Lucia

Sjölunden Swedish Language Village is searching for summer camp teachers and counselors who can speak fluent Swedish and communicative English to join us this summer in beautiful Bemidji, Minnesota in the USA.

Lördag den 10 augusti 2019: vi ses!

Published: August 11, 2019

I’ve been talking about goodbyes for the past several days, but today was the real goodbye of the session. Our villagers headed home today. We have a saying about goodbyes at Sjölunden; instead of saying hej då (goodbye) in Swedish, we say vi ses (see you later), knowing our paths will cross again in one way or another. Click in and read about how we concluded this summer at Sjölunden!

Fredag den 9 augusti 2019: International Day

Published: August 11, 2019

Today was International Day! This long-standing Concordia Language Villages event and tradition, held twice a summer, is a day when all the villages come together to share their languages, projects, art, music, food, and ideas! We got to experience not only Swedish today, but German, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic, and more! Click into this post to see all the festivities of our last day of the summer!

Torsdag den 8 augusti 2019: Disco and… Queen Silvia?

Published: August 10, 2019

Thursday is our last full day on site at Sjölunden! During the day, we had some time to reflect on everything we did this session, experienced our last intresse activities, received Queen Silvia of Sweden (or at least a counselor who claimed to be her), and danced the night away!

Onsdag den 7 augusti 2019: Studenten och talangjakten!!

Published: August 10, 2019

Studenten is the word for the festivities surrounding the competion of high school in Sweden. You can read about it in this article. We at Sjölunden do our own studenten, which you can read about in this blog post!

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