Concordia Language Villages

The Forest International Retreat Center
14189 Ostlund Trail North
Marine on St. Croix , MN 55047-9750

Each language has a theme. It could be a famous person, a journey through a country or a special event. Native speaking staff create a fast-moving, activity-filled atmosphere that immerses students in another culture and another language for the duration of the program.

Students use their present language skills at any level and develop a higher level of understanding and enthusiasm. Language and culture come to life through authentic games, arts, sports, traditions, music, food and native-speaking staff. Meals are also culturally authentic and are often named in evaluations as one of the best parts of the program.

Language Teachers have the opportunity to communicate in their chosen language at a conversational level, exchange ideas with other language teachers, and learn how to integrate Village activities and games into classrooms back home.

Additional languages offered upon request

Marine on St. Croix, Minn.: The Forest International Retreat Center is less than one hour east of the Twin Cities, making this ideal for short field trips during the school week. We also host one day educator workshops here throughout the year.

Day trip (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)
Overnight trip (Tuesday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday)
Custom lengths (Perfect for fall or spring breaks!)

Information subject to change. Please check with Concordia Language Villages for the most current information. Last updated on Fri, Aug 26, 2011.