Concordia Language Villages is a recognized leader in global education, offering language and cultural programs in 18 languages. Every year, Concordia Language Villages engages thousands of youth, educators and adults from across the United States in language and cultural learning. Whether in a world-class immersion camp setting in the North Woods of Minnesota or high-engagement virtual programs, youth and adults at all levels of language proficiency who seek to “live the language” can take part in programs as short as a weekend or as long as a lifetime journey.
The CLVway reflects the Asian concept of 道 or the “way” to excellence through practice. It is framed by four precepts, each of which fosters key attributes of responsible global citizenship:
Our immersion approach to language teaching provides villagers with a culturally authentic setting filled with carefully designed opportunities.
No learner should be left indoors! Our language villages are set on 867 acres of beautiful Minnesota Northwoods lakes.
Villagers and staff from around the world engage in daily activities that facilitate natural use of language and greater cultural fluency.
Learning a language gives you a different perspective on the world — and yourself.
We build a positive, supportive community of learners where anyone – regardless of proficiency – can benefit from our language and cultural immersion experience. No other educational institution in the United States provides the level of cultural context the Concordia Language Villages offers our participants. Our programs are rigorous, fun, intentional and time-tested. The CLVway of immersion brings our mission of inspiring courageous global citizens to life.Learn More About The CLVway
Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, we create a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own. In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent. Immerse yourself in the world of a native speaker, where you can truly learn to live a language, not just speak it.
Whether you’re an individual interested in attending a summer program, an adult looking to immerse yourself into a culture or even a family preparing for an international vacation, Concordia Language Villages has a program for you.
Discover the world with our award-winning cultural immersion experiences. From Adventure Day Camps to one-week, two-week and four-week programs, we’ve got programs for every age and proficiency level. You can even earn high school credit! Virtual programming also available.
Language learning is a lifetime adventure. We welcome adults 18 and over for weekend, week-long and virtual programs. Learn a new language, advance your current skills and learn about your heritage or culture of interest—whatever your goal, we’ll help you get there!
Take your family on an international adventure without leaving the country! Family weeks and weekends are a great way to introduce kids to the camp experience while enjoying fun, educational time with family and friends.
From our flagship summer youth camps to family programs and adults-only sessions, Concordia Language Villages provides a lifetime of language learning and cultural adventure. Find the program that’s right for you!
Duration: 1 Week
Daytime programming for young villagers ready to explore the Village experience without overnight stays.
Duration: 1 Week | 2 Weeks | 4 Weeks
Our flagship Language Village camps where language comes to life. A fully immersive cultural experience.
Keep your Language Village experience going all year long with our Virtual Clubs, Classes and High School Credit programs.
Duration: 2 Days | 3 Days | 1 Week
Fun and learning for the whole family (and friends)! Enjoy culturally immersive activities, meals and tailored learning.
Choose from a variety of programming options including Conversation Hours, Classes and more, for ages 18+.
Duration: 3 Days | 1 Week
Learn a new language or advance your skills in a fully immersive environment. Choose from Workshops, Weekends or Week-long programs.
Special programming for school groups and language educators. Introduce your students to cultural immersion or advance your own education!
Training for military, healthcare and corporate clients, with customizable programming designed to bridge cultures and break language barriers.
Concordia Language Villages is a program of Concordia College, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located in Moorhead, Minn., Concordia College is a private liberal arts college and a recognized leader in global education.More info >>
Concordia Language Villages is accredited by the American Camp Association, the nation’s leading organization of camp operators, ensuring compliance with national standards and practices.Learn More >>
Concordia Language Villages’ high school credit programs are accredited by Cognia, a leading academic certification and accreditation organization accepted by most U.S. schools and school districts.learn more >>