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 AdvancED). Emphasis is on literacy and oral fluency. Open to all proficiency levels for students entering grades 9–12.

Both Lac du Bois sites offer four-week credit programs:

Lac du Bois Hackensack’s beautiful, 1920s-era site encourages a focus on ecology and sustainability as villagers live and play in a pristine wilderness setting.  Learn more about life at Lac du Bois Hackensack.  

Lac du Bois Bemidji offers villagers the chance to live, learn, and play in a village mirroring the architecture of various regions of France. Learn more about life at Lac du Bois Bemidji.

Note: The Voyageurs site also offers four-week credit sessions. Credit villagers with Les Voyageurs participate in the Grand Voyage with the two-week villagers and then undertake the Immense Voyage, a 12-day expedition that can include a visit to Old Fort William in Canada and other adventurous asides. Click here for more information.