Waldsee Blog

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Two Weeks in Waldsee Video

Published: August 17, 2017

Although a new session is already underway here in Waldsee, we can’t help but think back on the last two weeks. Check out this video on the Waldsee DuTube to see it all!

Fest der Farben

Published: August 9, 2017

We had an absolutely crazy (yet amazing) night last night at Fest der Farben​ (festival of colors)!

Waldsee's Bundestagswahl

Published: August 8, 2017

This year, we had a Bundestagswahl (election) here in Waldsee. Our two Studis (college credit villagers), Felix and Willibald, helped to plan the election. They wrote this blog post about what happened.

A Weekend in Waldsee

Published: August 7, 2017

Our weekends in Waldsee are normally ein bisschen anders (a little different). Here’s what we did this weekend!

A Day with Lesnoe Ozero!

Published: August 5, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated a day with Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian camp. After lunch, they arrived at Waldsee and the festivities got started with a simulation debating whether or not Deutschland (Germany) should send Lenin back to Russia after the February Revolution. The LKTs (four week villagers) from Waldsee and all of Lesnoe Ozero took part in the simulation in two different groups: one in the Gasthof (dining hall) and one in the BioHaus. The group in the Gasthof decided not...

Martin Luther Day

Published: August 4, 2017

Yesterday, we spent our day learning all about Martin Luther and the 30 Years War. Of course, we didn’t do this by sitting in a lecture hall and listening to the facts. Instead, we lived them.

The LKT Programm

Published: August 3, 2017

Our LKT Programm (High School Credit Program) is probably one of the things that we are most proud of here at Waldsee. In just four short weeks, high school students can earn a year’s worth of high school language credit. Learn a bit more about the program in this blog post!

Die Kinder Kommen An!

Published: August 1, 2017

Yesterday was Ankunftstag here in Waldsee! We were so excited to welcome new batches of Ts (one week villagers), KTs (two week villagers), and LKTs (four week villagers).

Das UFO Spiel!

Published: July 28, 2017

Last night, the KTs (two week villagers) and Ts (one week villagers) played one of our favorite games here at Waldsee: das UFO Spiel (the UFO Game)! At Frühstück (breakfast), Roswitha and Albrecht introduced us to a few Verschwörungstheorien (conspiracy theories), including the idea that the Stammbetreuer (staff counselors) are all Außerirdischen (aliens)! This theme continued throughout the day, and culminated with the Abendprogramm (evening program), where...

Schweizer Tag!

Published: July 27, 2017

Switzerland might be best known for its cheese, chocolate, and mountains. But what else does Switzerland have? Four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh! Although Concordia Language Villages doesn’t have a Romansh village, it does have villages for the other three languages. Once a year, we all come together to celebrate die Schweiz (Switzerland)!

Künstlertag!

Published: July 26, 2017

While Germany may not be associated with artists very often, there are actually a great many artists that come from German-speaking countries. During Künstlertag​ (artists’ day), we celebrated that!

Walpurgisnacht

Published: July 25, 2017

In Germany, Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night) is a celebration of the coming of spring… and it might just involve some witches as well. Here in Waldsee, we celebrated Walpurgisnacht the only way we know how - with an Abendprogramm (evening program)!

Sonntag in Waldsee

Published: July 24, 2017

Yesterday was a sehr besonderes Tag (very special day). It was Sonntag (Sunday)! We got up late, ate brunch, went on Reisen (vacations), and played Mario Kart!

Restaurant and Disko

Published: July 23, 2017

Last night was Restaurant Abend (restaurant evening) in Waldsee!

Ein Sturm in Waldsee

Published: July 22, 2017

Yesterday, there was a Sturm (storm) in Waldsee! Although it could have been really scary, everyone was safe and sound inside the Gasthof (dining hall). Here’s what we did to pass the time.

Waldsee Feiert Karneval!

Published: July 21, 2017

Last night, Waldsee celebrated Karneval! Check out this video to see all of the festivities!

Pause in Waldsee

Published: July 20, 2017

Pause (break time) is arguably one of the villagers’ favorite times of the day. Although Familie (small language learning group) and Veranstaltungsstunde (activity hour) are fun, there’s nothing like getting a half hour to sit back, relax, and pig out on all of the candy they can buy. Read this post to find out more about what villagers can do during the Pause​.

The First Day in Waldsee

Published: July 19, 2017

After a hectic Ankunftsag (arrival day) here in Waldsee, everyone was excited to being a normal day the following morning. We ate Frühstück (breakfast), sang songs at Gesang, ​and so much more!

Die Kinder Kommen An!

Published: July 18, 2017

Today was the very first day of second half sessions! All of the new Betreuer (counselors) were so excited to welcome new sets of Day Campers, Ts (one weekers), KTs (two weekers), and LKTs, Lehrlinge, and Studis (four weekers). Even before the Grenze (border) opened up for the day, kids were lined up and ready to go. After getting their passports checked, it was time for them to choose a new name at the Namensbaum (name tree). This is one of our favourite rituals...