Concordia Language Villages – El Lago del Bosque

Become a counselor at the Spanish Language Village during the summer or on the weekends during the academic year.


Concordia runs language immersion programs for youth and adults through Concordia Language Villages. The Spanish Language Village, El Lago del Bosque, is one of its most popular villages. With culturally authentic sites near Bemidji, Minn., this is a perfect place for a Spanish student retreat or to work as language counselors when you become proficient. It’s a great way to fine-tune your speaking skills and enjoy the music, dance, activities, and food of the culture.

La Hora del Café – Spanish Coffee Hour

All from the campus community are welcome.


Every Friday, there is an opportunity to gather and practice Spanish in a no-pressure environment. La hora de café offers students a chance to chat with classmates and professors about relevant cultural and language topics as well as day-to-day life. Join us in Grose 132 on Fridays during community time. There is never a shortage of coffee, juice, and treats.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us in celebration of Hispanic and Latino Americans.


Each fall, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States and we make it a point to celebrate with several events at Concordia. In the past, we have featured Spanish in the professions, student experiences abroad, a visiting scholar speaking on liminality and the border, a fiesta and talent show, and a faculty photo exhibit. Be on the watch for our list of events for this fall.

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi is the Concordia College chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.


Sigma Delta Pi exists to promote the Spanish language and the Hispanic cultures and to honor outstanding students. Membership by invitation to students who have achieved academic excellence: 3.25 GPA in Spanish and rank in the upper 35% of their class – sophomore, junior, or senior – and must have completed at least three semesters of college work, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level.

Co-ops & Internships

Participate in an internship to further your Spanish-speaking skills and to broaden your perspective. Students have interned in many different fields: psychology, city government, education, radio, and communication. Some local options include Migrant Health Services, Adult Basic Education, Lutheran Social Services, Mujeres Unidas, VolunQuest, Titan Outlet Store, and the Moorhead Public Schools Spanish Immersion Program.

El Círculo Hispano

The Spanish Club is open to all students with an interest in Spanish language, cultures, and society. Activities throughout the year include a Welcome Party, participating in the Homecoming parade, going to Acapulco for supper, playing soccer, watching movies, going to Concordia Language Villages, and celebrating several different holidays from Spanish-speaking countries.

World Languages Apartments – Living Learning Community

The World Languages Apartments provide students the opportunity to live and speak the target language together all of the time. In these apartments, students speak Spanish and hold cultural activities, with the goal of creating a rich environment to help improve language proficiency and cultural competence. The World Languages Apartments are on the third floor of Bogstad Manor and applications are due the end of January for the fall semester. Contact any Spanish professor if you are interested and complete an application.


Participate in a Celebration of Student Scholarship (COSS) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day to educate your peers, professors, and the general public.

Utilize these days by presenting on Spanish-related topics that you are passionate about. Research and create a presentation to deliver to an attentive audience and show off your knowledge of the Spanish language, cultures, history, infrastructures, and more.