Everyone is welcome at International Day! International Day is a gathering of nearly 2,000 villagers, staff, parents and guests. It is also a day that we welcome back former villagers and staff and invite them to “renew their passports” by reliving some of their favorite memories.
International Day takes place at Waldsee, the German Language Village. Free shuttle service is available for the public from the Turtle River Community Center, located near the entrance to the Concordia Language Villages Turtle River Lake sites. Parking lot opens at noon for early arrivals and those needing handicapped parking. Shuttles begin at 12:45 p.m. to Waldsee and back.
|10:15||Special Event at Salolampi Arrival|
|10:30||Special Event at Salolampi Program Begins|
|11:00||Global Summit Round One begins at Berndt’s Stage|
|International Day Biathlon begins at the Waldsee waterfront|
|World Cup Soccer preliminary games commence on TRL Sites|
|11:15||Special Event at Salolampi Lunch Begins|
|12:15||Peace Site Rededication Peace Site (30 minutes)|
|Shuttle busses begin (from TRCC to Waldsee and back ONLY)|
|1:15||I-Day Announcements are made by team members|
|1:20||Parade of Flags to Marktplatz|
|1:30||Festival rolls into action with activities and exchanges at various locations|
|First Bus Tour –sign up and meet at the Information Booth|
|First Biohaus Tour- sign up at the Information Booth and meet at Biohaus|
|Dragonfly Story Stage begins at Berndt's Stage|
|Dancing at Cafe Einbeck begins|
|Total Immersion Dunk Tank Begins!!|
|Rope Making begins at the Forest Theatre|
|1:40||The Voyageur Canoe/Chinese Dragon Boat race begins|
|World Cup Soccer preliminary games continue|
|2:00||Human Foosball begins-meet at the field, all are welcome, circulatory games|
|2:30||Second Bus Site Tour|
|Second Biohaus Tour|
|Dragonfly Story Stage ends|
|3:00||Iron Chef Showdown begins at Grillplatz|
|World Cup Soccer final games|
|3:15||Voyageur Canoe Ride sign up at the Infor Kiosk, meet at the beach|
|Seats are set up for the closing ceremony|
|3:30||Third Bus Site Tour|
|Third Biohaus Tour|
|Global Summit round two begins at Berndt's Stage|
|MARKPLATZ OLYMPIC GAMES begin|
|3:45||World Cup Soccer Championship game!|
|4:00||Final food ticket sales|
|4:15||Iron Chef Showdown ends|
|World Cup Soccer open play begins|
|4:20||Retail and food booths close|
|Total Immersion Dunk Tank ENDS!!|
|4:30||Villages to parade spots for closing program|
|4:45||Closing Program Parade|
|6:15-6:30||Dance Party for All|
|6:30||Busses depart/tear down|
FIRST AID: Nurses are on duty to handle emergency medical needs at the first-aid station located in the Bosch Health Center on the north end of the Marktplatz.
INFORMATION/LOST & FOUND: The Information Booth is located at the entrance of Waldsee. If you have any questions about International Day or Concordia Language Villages programs and activities, please inquire at the Information Booth. Lost and found items will also be located at the Information Booth.
WATER: Two drinking fountains and four water bottle refill stations are available around the International Day site. We encourage the use of reusable water bottles, but disposable cups for water are also available at the Information Booth. Reusable water bottles from each Village can be purchased at the International Bazaar, and bottled water can be purchased
at the International Café.
LAVATORIES: Portable blue lavatories are placed around the International Day site.
“WHERE IN THE WORLD?” MESSAGE CENTER: Near the information booth on the Marktplatz is a large, cylindrical message stand. Arrange to meet your friends and family here or leave notes for each other.
RECYCLING: Learn the German recycling system by using the colorful plastic bins throughout the site, which are marked with what items are accepted in each container. Recycling receptacles for aluminum cans and plastic bottles are marked and located throughout the site next to regular trash receptacles.
NO PETS: We’re sorry, but pets are not allowed on our site.
THANK YOU TO THE DONORS WHO MAKE OUR PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Each year, generous individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations support the Passport Fund, Village Vision Fund and Leadership Fund, as well as capital campaigns and other special projects at Concordia Language Villages.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT!
Nearly 15 percent of villagers at all 15 Language Villages receive scholarships to support their attendance. For more information on how you can support Concordia Language Villages, visit www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org or call 800.222.4750.