Apply early: spaces are limited. All application materials and interview must be completed prior to March 1.


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 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).

2018 Program Itinerary (subject to change)

High School Credit Abroad France, July 2-July 29, 2018 Preliminary Itinerary (Subject to Change)
July 2    Opening Day, Lac du Bois – Hackensack, arrival 2-4:30 p.m.
July 14
Depart for Minneapolis-St. Paul for overnight flight to PARIS.
July 15 PARIS—Visit Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, dinner, Bâteaux Mouches. Hotel
July 16  PARIS—Visit Notre Dame, self-guided tour of Musée du Louvre. Hotel
July 17 PARIS—Visit the Eiffel Tower, self-guided tour of Musée d’Orsay. Hotel
    July 18      Train to BLAIN. Begin time with host families
July 19 BLAIN—Meals and time with host families.
July 20 BLAIN—Public transportation to meet with class and teachers.  Walking tour of NANTES. Dinner and evening with host families.
July 21-22 BLAIN—Meals and time with host families
July 23 BLAIN—Day trip to La Baule and La Guérande, return to host families for dinner.
July 24 BLAIN—Full day of classes with teachers, return to host families for dinner.
July 25 BLAIN—Farm and cooking excursion. Return for last night with host families. 
July 26 Train to BLOIS. Sound and Light Show at Château de Blois. Hotel.
July 27 BLOIS—Bus to Château d’Amboise, interactive tour, and visit Château d’Azay-le-Rideau with historical characters. Hotel
July 28 Train to PARIS. Visit les Catacombes and enjoy a final celebration dinner with your group. Hotel.
July 29 Bus to airport for flight from PARIS 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.