All programs—no matter how long or short they may be—offer the authentic Concordia Languages immersion experience. Villagers experience the “grand simulation” of living in another language and participating in cultural activities from a variety of French-speaking countries. They learn language, culture, and global perspectives through their counselors who hail from all corners of the globe. The natural setting of the Minnesota North Woods and the small, close-knit community of the villages offer a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore and learn.

A one-week program provides a chance to dip your toes into the immersion experience. Villagers will get to experience a few days in a leveled learning group, an organized activity of their choice, several types of francophone cuisine, and a sampling of evening programs on different themes. Open to all proficiency levels, ages 7–15.

Both Lac du Bois sites incorporate CLV’s education model into unique summer camp experiences:

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 Les Voyageurs  program also offers one-week sessions. At Les Voyageurs, villagers learn wilderness and canoeing skills and paddle to a one-night off site camping excursion. Click here for more information.