Note: Deadline to apply is March 15

The French High School Credit Abroad program is offered in partnership with Xperitas (, an educational travel company of distinction.

For two weeks, students participate fully in the High School Credit Program at Lac du Bois - Hackensack. For the final two weeks, participants and teachers travel to France and Belgium for family stays and cultural excursions.

The Credit Abroad Programs are for students ages 16-18, by start date of the program, who have completed at least one year of high school
language study (preference given to two years or more).

Program Itinerary (subject to change)

High School Credit Abroad France-Belgium, July 3-July 30, 2017 Preliminary Itinerary (Subject to Change)
July 3    Opening Day, Lac du Bois – Hackensack, 2-4:30 p.m.
July 3 - July 15 Credit Program in the French Language Village – Minnesota
July 15 Depart for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, then to Paris
July 16 - July 30 Credit Program continues in France and Belgium, classes throughout the itinerary
July 16 Transfer from Paris to Evreux for Family Stay
July 16 - 23        Family Stay in Evreux, credit classes continue
July 19 D-Day History Excursion
July 23 Transfer to Paris
July 24 Paris, Bateaux Mouches tour and other excursions 
July 25 Paris, Eiffel Tower and museum visits 
July 26 Transfer to Waremme, Belgium. Visit Chateau de Waleffe and Farm. Begin Family Stay.
July 27 Waremme, continued Family Stay. Chateau- Ecology and Cooking activities 
July 28 Waremme, continued Family Stay. Excursion to Liege.
July 29 Transfer to Brussels. Last class of course. Hotel stay.
July 30 Return from Brussels to Minneapolis

Program Costs Include:

  • Tuition, including high school credit with transcript
  • Room and board, both in Minnesota and abroad
  • Travel from the Language Villages to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport
  • Round trip flights from MSP to destination
  • Travel within the country abroad
  • Excursions, cultural events and guided tours in the itinerary

Program Staff

Teachers are carefully selected and have strong backgrounds in teaching language and culture. Credit programs are directed and supervised by leaders with years of teaching experience, advanced degrees and Concordia Language Villages experience. Our programs have a 3:1 staff to villager ratio when traveling abroad.