Apply early: spaces are limited. All application materials and interview must be completed prior to March 1. Terms and conditions for the program can be found here.


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 - Bemidji. For the final two weeks, participants and teachers travel to France 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).

If any of this sounds like fun to you, check out how to apply.

2020 Program Itinerary (subject to change)

  High School Credit Abroad France, July 6-August 2, 2020 
July 6 -18 
Bemidji, Minnesota
Two weeks in the French Language Village High School Credit Program.
July 18
Minneapolis Depart Minneapolis for Paris
July 19   
Visit Montmartre and Sacré Cœur. Welcome dinner with group.
July 20
Explore the towers of Notre Dame, self-guided tour of the Musée du Louvre
July 20
Visit the Eiffel Tower, self-guided tour of the  Musée d’Orsay.
July 22 
Begin family stay in Poitiers
Bateaux Mouches, then travel to  Poitiers, meals and time with host family.
July 23
Family stay
CLV class with CLV leaders, meals and 
time with host family.
July 24
Family stay
Walking tour of Poitiers, group picnic. Meals and time with host family.
July 25-27
Family stay
Meals and time with host family.
July 28
Family stay
Day trip to Futuroscope; meals with host family.
July 29
Family stay, last night
Meals and time with host family.
July 30
Day trip to Amboise, guided tour of  Château d’Amboise, escape game. Sound and light show at Château de Blois.
July 31
Discover the Loire Valley and the beautiful city of Blois.
Aug 1 
Visit the Catacombes and enjoy a farewell dinner with your group
Aug 2
Depart Paris
Say goodbye to Europe and return to the U.S.

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.

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