C O N C O R D I A L A N G UAG E V I L L AG E S A N N UA L R E P O RT | M AY 1 , 2 0 1 3 – A P R I L 3 0 , 2 0 1 4
The mission of Concordia Language Villages
is to prepare young people for
in our GLOBAL COMMUNITY. NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL Greg Cash
Hugh & Linda Mullenbach
David & Audrey Olsen
Lake Elmo, Minn.
Georg & Reidun Gauger
Jon & Sophie Pederson
New York, N.Y.
Clinton Gilliland & Mary Turner Gilliland
Margaret Cuomo Maier
Steven Pollei & Solveig Storvick Pollei
Menlo Park, Calif.
Alfred Harrison & Ingrid Lenz Harrison
Wayne & Beverly (Bev) Thorson
Keith & Maria Johanneson
Dan & Cynthia Mjolsness
Barrington Hills, Ill.
LEADERSHIP GROUP Martin Graefe Senior Director
Director of Staff Development
Dean of Program
Associate Director of Finance
Vice President for Concordia Language Villages
Director of Marketing and Enrollment
Director of Operations
Greetings from Concordia Language Villages I'm often asked what makes the Language Villages work so well. A comment from a thank-you note from Christian Schuman, a 2013 Sup sogŭi Hosu villager, actually says it better than I can: "The counselors make Sup
"I met so many wonderful friends at Lac du Bois-Hackensack. I especially enjoyed the songs, which I now sing to my own children. My last year at camp, I stayed for a month, and was able to experience International Day! It was amazing to meet everyone from all the different Villages. A year later I spent time in France and felt like "one of the people." I loved my time at Lac du Bois, and hope that when my children get older, that they will love it too!" Catherine Chittick Lac du Bois Valley Village, CA
sogŭi Hosu a blast!" As my role with the Language Villages has evolved over the years, I find myself listening ever more carefully to the voices of our villagers and alumni as they describe the impact and importance of our program in
the world. After more than 50 years, they now circle the globe...many are pursuing international careers and interests and are also influencing the next generation of world citizens.
"As a camper at Sēn Lín Hú starting at age 9 and a counselor starting at age 18, I learned how to network with individuals from across the U.S. and China and built a foundation of language and cultural knowledge. This led me to a lifechanging abroad experience in Beijing during college." Kim Pentel Sēn Lín Hú Chapel Hill, NC "I most remember camping by the lake and seeing the Northern Lights for the first time while drinking mate and trying to keep my eyes open until all the stories around the fire ended– they never really did."
"On top of the incredible experiences I had at Waldsee that helped broaden my horizons and understanding of the world, the language skills and the lifelong connections that I gained opened doors for me that I would have never expected. This all led me on an adventurous path that brought me to the Universität Sankt Gallen in Switzerland, where I spent two years. I now work in investment banking." Zachary Valentiner Waldsee London, England
Cloud Spurlock El Lago del Bosque Arlington, VA This year we celebrated the dedication of Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village, and launched our alumni network among many other accomplishments. Your continued support for all of our Language Villages ensures that the voices of our alumni, villagers, and future villagers will be heard and celebrated for many years. On behalf of Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages, I thank you for how you share your time and talents with
the remarkable counselors and villagers in all 15 languages of our program. Sincerely yours,
Christine Schulze Vice President for Concordia Language Villages
The Brazilian Consulate in Chicago supported scholarships for Mar e Floresta villagers.
Donors, villagers, friends and staff gathered to dedicate the Russian Language Village and its newest building, Sankt Peterburg.
In 2005 Vern Mauritsen, a former director of the Villages, and his wife, May, were recognized for their involvement in constructing Skogfjorden. They both passed away in this last year.
25 sophomores from Concordia College participated in a retreat at the Language Villages to explore career and vocation goals.
Under the leadership of Concordia College President William Craft, a three-year strategic initiative will develop a culture of sustainability for Concordia students.
8 staff members celebrated 25 years with the Villages.
The Todd and Barbara Bachman Family Foundation supported the construction of a garden and fire pit at Sjรถlunden.
PERCENTAGE OF NEW AND RETURNING
Returning < 3 years
Returning for 3 or more years
29% 23% 44%
U.S. GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF SUMMER YOUTH ENROLLMENT 50 States Represented
TOP 10 1
NE W YOR K
TE X AS
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DISTRIBUTION 74%
ACADEMIC-YEAR PROGRAM ENROLLMENT TOTALS
School groups participate in programs at The Forest in Marine on St. Croix, Minn., as well as at the Turtle River Lake facility near Bemidji, Minn.
ADULTS & FAMILIES Families attend programs in the summer as well as during the academic year.
DAY CAMPS & PRE-K Day Camps are offered as part of community education in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Concordia Language Villages has become a leader in providing a variety of programming for adults, families, school groups, and the youngest language learners.
Enrol lment Tot a ls
EDUCATORS Educator programs include Teacher Seminars, federally funded programs in Arabic, Chinese and Russian, and QFI-sponsored workshops for Arabic teachers.
10,228 Total Enrollment
FINANCIALS OPER ATING FUND REVENUE Tuition and Fees Charter School Retail Transportation Endowment Total Revenue
(05/01/13 TO 04/30/14)
8,782,130 331,392 297,394 488,865 5,717 $ 9,905,498
EXPENSES Salaries 4,470,237 Fringe 1,066,473 Services 2,300,905 Supplies 453,575 Cost of Sales 969,580 Equipment 14,713 Utilities 484,698 Total Expenses Balance of Revenue over Expenses
GIFT INCOME SOURCE OF GIFTS* Business Support 44,841 Foundation Support 515,713 Organizational Support 3,673 Foreign Entities 120,757 State/Federal Government Support 122,407 Individual Support 422,256 Total $1,229,647 ALLOCATION OF GIFTS Capital Funds 333,946 Endowment Funds 28,783 Scholarships 445,804 Program Enhancement and Operating 340,423 Leadership Fund 80,691 Total $1,229,647
*For a list of donors in 2013-2014 please visit www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org/donors
The staff who work in Language Villages programs are drawn to the mission of the Villages and the opportunity to share their language and culture expertise with young and not-so-young villagers. Staff typically participate in a week-long orientation where they develop the skills and techniques critical to helping villagers learn in a safe, fun environment.
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NORTH AMERICA CANADA 5 COSTA RICA 1 GUATEMALA 3 MEXICO 13 UNITED STATES 708
16 SOUTH AMERICA ARGENTINA 16 BRAZIL 1 COLOMBIA 2
AUSTRIA 1 DENMARK 4 FINLAND 6 FRANCE 7 GERMANY 24 ITALY 5 NORWAY 4 RUSSIA 4 SPAIN 14 SWEDEN 2 SWITZERLAND 1 UNITED KINGDOM 1
EGYPT 2 SENEGAL 3
BAHRAIN 1 CHINA 17 JAPAN 1 REPUBLIC of KOREA 9
D O N O R S P OT L I G H T
Kenny Park "At Sup sogu˘i Hosu this summer, all of the students, myself included, had their knowledge of Korean and Korea's culture strengthened and enriched." –Christian Schuman, Simone Scholarship Recipient Kenny Park, CEO of Simone Corporation, has been a longstanding donor and friend to Sup sogu˘i Hosu, the Korean Language Village. Since 2007, Park has donated $300,000 to support scholarships and program at the Korean Language Village. Simone Corporation is one of the largest producers of handbags in the world and Park also founded the Simone Handbag Museum located in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Kenny Park has developed a strong relationship with Ross K'ing Kyosunim King, Dean Emeritus of Sup sogu˘i Hosu, and appreciates the enthusiasm the villagers and staff bring to the study of Korean. "We are very pleased to be a part of your great vision to provide the opportunity for young people to learn world cultures and languages," says Park.
V I L L A G E R S P OT L I G H T
Jordan O'Donnell After 10 years at El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, Jordan O'Donnell is a tremendous ambassador for the Language Villages and the Spanish language. "Jordan is totally into Spanish and is one of the most easy-going people I've ever met," says Diane Diana Tess, dean of El Lago del Bosque and 38-year staff member. Jordan's enthusiasm for Spanish is infectious and helps other villagers immerse themselves more fully into the language, culture and fun of the Spanish Language Village.
A Brief History of Concordia Language Villages In 1960, Gerhard Haukebo, a Concordia College faculty member, suggested the College initiate an experimental program using immersion techniques to teach language. The intent of the program was to teach young people about other languages and cultures, while giving Concordia students the opportunity to gain practical teaching experience.
Waldsee..................... German Language Village
Lac du Bois................... French Language Village
Skogfjorden........... Norwegian Language Village
El Lago del Bosque.....Spanish Language Village
Lesnoe Ozero.............. Russian Language Village
Sjölunden................... Swedish Language Village
Concordia College sponsored the project in the summer of 1961. The College rented Luther Crest Bible Camp, north of Alexandria, Minn., for the first two-week German session. "Camp Waldsee," which was limited to 72 campers aged 9-12, was a resounding success.
Salolampi..................... Finnish Language Village
Skovsøen...................... Danish Language Village
Sēn Lín Hú.................. Chinese Language Village
Mori no Ike............... Japanese Language Village
Hometown.................. English Language Village
Interest in the program increased steadily and more "Villages" were added. The seven architecturally authentic sites on Turtle River Lake (near Bemidji, Minn.) support year-round programming for thousands of youth, adults and teachers every year.
Sup sogu˘i Hosu........... Korean Language Village
Lago del Bosco.............. Italian Language Village
Al-Wāha....................... Arabic Language Village · Mar e Floresta........ Portuguese Language Village
Administrative Office Concordia College 901 8th St S Moorhead, MN 56562 Phone: (800) 222-4750 Fax: (218) 299-3807 E-Mail: email@example.com
Bemidji Office 8659 Thorsonveien NE Bemidji, MN 56601 Phone: (800) 222-4750 or (218) 586-8600 Fax: (218) 586-8601