Concordia Language Villages will require all participants eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival at a residential session, effective September 1, 2021. Read our vaccine FAQ for more information.​

El Lago del Bosque’s Apprentice Program will help you continue to refine your Spanish skills while developing cultural competency as well as a community skill. You will spend part of your time in regular language learning groups, and the rest working on a community skill and developing cultural competency. Spanish apprentices live with regular El Lago del Bosque participants and join in villages activities, but also contribute to the El Lago del Bosque community through their skill by learning from experienced staff in their field. This is a great learning and leadership opportunity all while joining in the fun and magic that is El Lago del Bosque.  Participants receive a certificate of apprenticeship with work hours included in addition to reduced tuition. For ages 17 and 18 with two years or more of high school Spanish. Past experience at El Lago del Bosque is recommended but not required.

Acceptance is subject to deans’ approval post-interview. Please email

Apprentice opportunities are available in:

  • Bakery
  • Cooking
  • Retail
  • Café
  • Radio
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Technology
  • Camp craft/Outdoor skills
  • Sports

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


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