Inspiring Courageous Global Citizens Since 1961

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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.

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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:

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Lived Language & Learning

Our immersion approach to language teaching provides villagers with a culturally authentic setting filled with carefully designed opportunities.

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Outdoor Setting

No learner should be left indoors! Our language villages are set on 867 acres of beautiful Minnesota Northwoods lakes.

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Community-Based Learning

Villagers and staff from around the world engage in daily activities that facilitate natural use of language and greater cultural fluency.

Citizens of a Global Village

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.

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‍Concordia Language Villages



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Arabic Language Village
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Sēn Lín Hú
Chinese Language Village
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Danish Language Village
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Finnish Language Village
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Lac du Bois
French Language Village
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Les Voyageurs
French Language Village
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German Language Village
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Lago del Bosco
Italian Language Village
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Mori no Ike
Japanese Language Village
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Sup sogŭi Hosu
Korean Language Village
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Norwegian Language Village
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Mar e Floresta
Portuguese Language Village
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Lesnoe Ozero
Russian Language Village
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El Lago del Bosque
Spanish Language Village
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Swedish Language Village
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Where Language Comes Alive!

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.

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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.

A Lifetime of Learning

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!

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Adventure Day Camp

Season: Summer

Duration: 1 Week

Daytime programming for young villagers ready to explore the Village experience without overnight stays.

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Youth Overnight

Season: Summer

Duration: 1 Week | 2 Weeks | 4 Weeks

Our flagship Language Village camps where language comes to life. A fully immersive cultural experience.

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Youth Virtual

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Keep your Language Village experience going all year long with our Virtual Clubs, Classes and High School Credit programs.

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High School Credit

Season: Year-round

Duration: 4 Weeks | 24 Weeks

Earn a year’s worth of language credit in just four weeks (24 weeks for Virtual fall/spring option). Accredited by Cognia.

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Family Weeks & Weekends

Season: Year-round

Duration: 2 Days | 3 Days | 1 Week

Fun and learning for the whole family (and friends)! Enjoy culturally immersive activities, meals and tailored learning.

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Adult Virtual

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Choose from a variety of programming options including Conversation Hours, Classes and more, for ages 18+.

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Adult Overnight

Season: Year-round

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.

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School & Educator

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Special programming for school groups and language educators. Introduce your students to cultural immersion or advance your own education!

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Government & Corporate

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Training for military, healthcare and corporate clients, with customizable programming designed to bridge cultures and break language barriers.

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Hundreds of thousands of satisfied language learners experienced the wonder of speaking a new language through our fun and natural immersion environment.

"I really like the dancing and the songs"

I really like the dancing and the songs—that’s really fun and it helps you to learn a lot of the Korean, too.

Sup sogŭi Hosu | Korean villager

"I made great friendships"

It was great to be in an environment of total German immersion and it was helpful to be speaking German all day long. I still have the songs from Gesang in my head. I made great friendships. I was a part of the Gruene Welle Abenteuer program and it was fun to use German in nature.

Waldsee | German villager

"You can enjoy the setting while learning"

I enjoy learning outside because it feels so open—you can enjoy the setting while learning.

Lac du Bois | French villager

"I love coming here every year"

I love coming here every year. I love the counselors, I love learning Swedish….I love everything here!

Sjolunden | Swedish villager

"Being at Sen Lin Hu has really changed my life!""

Being at Sen Lin Hu has really changed my life! Some of my best memories are being made there.

Sen Lin Hu | Chinese villager
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We are a program of Concordia College

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.

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Awarded Star Tribune's Minnesota's Best

Concordia Language Villages has been recognized by the readers of the Star Tribune as one of Minnesota’s Best Summer Camps three years in a row - 2021 (Gold), 2022 (Bronze) and 2023 (Silver)!

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Accredited by the American Camp Association

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.

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Accredited by Cognia

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.

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