Portuguese Language Village

Join young people from coast to coast as they dive into Portuguese at Mar e Floresta, our Portuguese language immersion program, and embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure!

Portuguese Language Village

Food

Food

You’ll try delicious food such as Rodizio de Pizza, salty and sweet pizzas you build with your favorite toppings. On Sundays, we have Brazilian churrasco or barbecue where you will have the opportunity to try meat grilled in Brazilian-style. Learn more about the Portuguese food you will enjoy at Mar e Floresta.

Music and Dance

Music and Dance

While at Mar e Floresta, feel the rhythm of Portuguese culture through samba, drumming and even capoeira, the Brazilian martial arts and dance hybrid. Learn more.

Sports and Activities

<p><i>Futebol </i>is huge in the Lusophone world…and at <i>Mar e Floresta!</i></p>

Futebol is huge in the Lusophone world…and at Mar e Floresta!

Sports and Activities

Everyone at Mar e Floresta will have the opportunity to learn new skills, including fishing, soccer and handball. Learn more about the Portuguese sports and activities you’ll experience at Mar e Floresta.

Art

<p>Make a mask…choose your influence…come see how at <i>Mar e Floresta!</i></p>

Make a mask…choose your influence…come see how at Mar e Floresta!

Art

Create art inspired by the dynamic culture surrounding the Portuguese language at Mar e Floresta. Learn more.

Programs

Family Weeks

Unplug from the bustle of your regular life and spend quality vacation time relaxing and laughing in another language with your family. ​

Portuguese Family Weeks

Meet the Dean

The dean is the on-site director of the Language Village. Kirsten Addison is the dean of both Mar e Floresta, the Portuguese Village, and El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village at Cass Lake. She goes by Salome at Mar e Floresta and Cristina at El Lago del Bosque. Kirsten has been on staff at Concordia Language Villages for over 25 years, serving as dean in various capacities since 1996.

Why Learn Portuguese?

Why learn Portuguese? First, it is one of the world’s fastest-spreading languages and is a strategic language for global communication as well as for economic and political development. With more than 200 million Portuguese speakers in the world, Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language worldwide.