***Note our new Sunday start date and scheduled drop-off and pick-up times for residential programs (times to be scheduled after registration is complete).

***A COVID-19 surcharge of $75/week will be applied to all residential sessions in addition to the prices listed to cover the additional medical, facilities and staffing costs incurred.

Budding linguist? Discover what you can do when you give up English for four weeks. And get credit for it!

Villagers in four-week high school credit-bearing sessions gain an academic year’s worth of language and culture skills through an immersion experience embedded in daily life, featuring a variety of cultural activities as well as formal study and assessment (minimum of 180 instructional hours; accredited by Cognia). Emphasis is on literacy and oracy. This program is open to students entering grades 9-12, and is open to all proficiency levels.

The credit program at Al-Wāḥa is a challenging and rewarding experience. Every activity is conducted in Arabic, providing an opportunity to learn more of the language within a cultural context. Every two weeks, the credit villagers take exams, and almost every night they have homework. Many of the final projects are kept in Al-Wāḥa as Arabic decorations or for teaching purposes and serve as a great reminder of credit villagers’ lasting impact on the program.

Typical Day​                                   

Time Activity
7:15 a.m. Wake up
7:45 a.m. Flag raising/Stretches
7:55 a.m. Meet outside Al-Qods (the dining hall)
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:45-9:10 a.m. Village/Cabin cleaning
9:15-10:10 a.m. Moghamara 1 (first class)
10:20-11:15 a.m. Sports activity
11:20 Snack
11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Moghamara 2 (second class)
12:45 p.m. Meet outside Al-Qods (the dining hall)
12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Nap
2:45-4 p.m. Free time (snack at 3:45 p.m.)
4:05-5 p.m. Cultural activity
5:05-5:40 p.m. Song time
5:45-6:30 p.m. Moghamara 3 (third class)
6:30-7:15 p.m. Study hall
7:20-8:20 p.m. Night program
8:30 p.m. Dinner
9:35 p.m. Cabin council
10 p.m. Lights out


Concordia Language Villages reserves the right to consolidate or cancel sessions that are below minimum enrollment levels.