The global popularity of K-Pop is just one example of Korea’s growing influence in Asia and beyond. At Sup sogŭi Hosu 숲속의 호수, our Korean Language Village, you’ll learn the culture and language spoken by 75 million people worldwide. Participate in traditional Korean activities like martial arts and Korean hackey sack, enjoy traditional foods like samgyet’ang (ginseng chicken soup) and authentic Korean BBQ and live the language every day through our full-time immersion protocol. Discover the wonder of Korea at Sup sogŭi Hosu!
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 | 2 Weeks | 4 Weeks
Our flagship Language Village camps where language comes to life. A fully immersive cultural experience.
Duration: 1 Week
Daytime programming for young villagers ready to explore the Village experience without overnight stays.
Keep your Language Village experience going all year long with our Virtual Clubs, Classes and High School Credit programs.
Choose from a variety of programming options including Conversation Hours, Classes and more, for ages 18+.
Training for military, healthcare and corporate clients, with customizable programming designed to bridge cultures and break language barriers.
A global outlook is important for success in the domestic and international arena. Concordia Language Villages offers customized corporate, government and military training programs to meet the specific needs of our clients.More Information
Need-based scholarships are available for Korean summer youth immersion sessions through the Passport Fund. Scholarships are based on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependents and the length of the session.
Additionally, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers a $1,000 stipend for Minnesota students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.
Sup sogŭi Hosu is the newest custom-built, culturally authentic Language Village, fully opening in 2024. Built by a team of architects from Korea and Minnesota, the buildings are based on the traditional Korean house, known as a hanok–a unique form of construction said to be “a house that breathes” so that those who dwell there become a part of nature.
The first phase of construction completed includes a dining hall and commercial kitchen, administrative complex, two villager cabins, soccer field and waterfront development. A cultural center, activities hall (including a martial arts studio and music room), traditional Korean archery range and more are planned in the coming years. If you would like to contribute to our phase two construction fund, please click the button below.
Read more about our professional staff at Sup sogŭi Hosu, our Korean Language Village.
Dafna Dahee Zur is an associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University. She started as a counselor at the Korean Language Village in 2000, and over the years she has worked as a Taekwondo instructor, language teacher, lifeguard, business manager and assistant dean. She publishes books and articles on North and South Korean children’s literature, on topics such as science fiction, translations, the Korean War, childhood in cinema, poetry, music and popular culture. Her translations of Korean fiction have appeared in wordwithoutborders.org, "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Short Stories" and the "Asia Literary Review."
Jinsol is more than excited to lead Club Supho. She studied teaching Korean as a foreign language in the undergraduate program and now is working as a Korean language program coordinator at Texas Tech University, where she earned her M.A. in Applied Linguistics. Many outstanding international students in and outside Korea have enjoyed learning Korean with her since 2018. She has traveled to 26 countries, learning about each culture and digging into what makes cultures and languages different.
Concordia Language Villages staff may speak a Village language, creatively teach culture, work and play hard. They also develop skills and qualities that will make them excellent employees in any field.