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Villagers look at a travel log during a hike at Skogfjorden, the Norwegian village, for an afternoon activity at Concordia's Adventure Day Camp recently. Pioneer Photo/Dayna Landgrebe

Language, culture thrive in northwoods setting at Concordia Language Villages

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Just outside of the city of Bemidji lies a cultural epicenter of language and global learning.

Wind your way through the backwoods that lead to the Concordia Language Villages, but be prepared to leave Minnesota and the United States behind.


With a total of 15 languages and several different learning programs, Concordia Language Villages offers the chance for kids to "cross the border" to become global citizens.

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