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New French Immersion Summer Sessions for Adults!

Published: March 24, 2019

Learning is not just for kids— and neither is summer camp! We hope that you will join us for a week or a weekend of immersion this July.

New 2019 summer adult sessions will run alongside youth sessions at our beautiful Camp Holiday location near Hackensack, MN.

  • ​Meet fellow participants of all ages with amazing stories
  • Absorb French in a low-pressure, immersive environment
  • Unplug and soak up the beautiful Northwoods
  • Learn with an expert staff with many years of experience creating dynamic French learning programs

Pwotèj la mangwov an nou : protecting the mangroves of Guadeloupe

Published: March 5, 2019

​Another year abroad for Marianne brings new cultures to appreciate, new ecosystems to explore, and important lessons to share!

Connecting with Heritage through Language

Published: February 12, 2019

This is generally one of the first questions I am asked when people find out I speak French. They seem surprised I didn’t choose a more common language in my area, like Spanish. They are even more surprised by my answer - “Because I’m Lebanese.”

Warak-anab: Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves

Published: January 7, 2019

At the center of my Lebanses family gatherings you will always find several large platters of home-cooked Lebanese food: Tabouleh, Kibbeh, Spinach Pies, Lubneh, Loobyeh. But most of all, what you’ll see on everyone’s plate is Stuffed Grape Leaves, or Warak-anab.

There are many varieties depending on regions and culinary traditions, but here’s my family’s recipe…

Haitian Pumpkin Soup: A Symbol of Haitian Independence

Published: December 16, 2018

January 1st 2019 will mark 215 years of the independence of Haiti…Therefore every year on January 1st, it is common in almost all Haitian households around the world to celebrate the liberty of Haitians with the pleasant traditional dish: pumpkin soup.

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