Media Resources | Concordia Language Villages

Media Resources

Concordia Language Villages is an internationally recognized and respected world language and cultural education program serving youth, families, educators and adults. Our mission is to inspire courageous global citizens. 

We are happy to serve as a resource for your story, and can provide subject matter experts in the area of language education for youth, adults and business professionals. 

For all media inquiries, please contact:
Concordia Language Villages
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
(218) 299-3247    

For information about Concordia College, please contact:
Candace Harmon
Media Relations | Communications Strategist
Concordia College
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
(218) 299-3642

Photo and Information Releases

If interviewing or photographing participants under the age of 18, we require signed releases from guardians before you can publish identifying information. We will make all arrangements to do this.

Village Photography

To download high-quality images of the Villages to accompany your story, please visit our photo library.

Village Names

At the Villages, our immersion methods also include choosing a new Village name on the opening day of the session. Within the program, we refer to staff and participants using only their new chosen Village name. For example, you will note the staff member's name as "Bob" and yet everyone will be referring to him as "Sven." You may find this confusing at first, but it is a lot of fun! We recommend you double-check when doing interviews to keep it all straight!

Press Pass

We have granted press passes to local, regional, national and international organizations. Over the years, we have been featured in language and cultural publications, camp guides, business magazines, environmental journals, architecture publications and cooking columns, including: 

TIME Magazine
Newsweek Magazine
Fast Company Magazine
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bemidji Pioneer 
Fargo Forum
WCCO TV (Minn.)
Minnesota Public Radio
National Korean Television
Homeschool Magazine 
Marq Magazine
Dallas News
Twin Cities Daily Planet 
Boston Globe
Washington Post
Better Homes & Gardens


Curriculum differs from Village-to-Village and year-to-year, based on the expertise and interests of staff, relevance of activities to world events and villager requests. However, basic elements of cultural instruction include traditions, holidays, ethnic crafts, sports, historic events, current events, drama, dance and music. Simulations are used as a key component of experiential learning. Learn more about our teaching methods


The Language Villages is fully accredited by Cognia. We are also accredited by the American Camp Association and regularly serve and present on the regional and national level at ACA conferences and training events.