Language & Friendship features student travel to 7 locations around the world where students are immersed in the culture, the language, and most importantly the people. Explore: France, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Quebec, Costa Rica, or Martinique!

Our Mission

The mission of Language & Friendship is to provide meaningful intercultural opportunities through short-term travel and family-stay programs abroad as well as through hosting opportunities in the United States. Emphasis is on the creation of quality programs with a strong commitment to intercultural and language-oriented education.

Did you know...

...all L&F staff members are former language teachers!

...all fees collected for late payments and missing materials are added to the Naomi Thomsen Scholarship Fund!

...L&F coordinators regularly travel to our destination countries to personally meet with our family-stay coordinators and land operators, and to visit hotels that our groups use.

Language & Friendship

Our name says it all. At L&F, we do what we do out of our love of languages, cultures, and a passion for travel. Our lives have been enriched by friendships formed through travel and living abroad, as well as by foreign students we have hosted. Language & Friendship, Inc., was created in 1988 to offer maximum personalized service, custom-designed travel, and family-stay programs for language teachers and their students.

L&F is very proud of its Pro Lingua Award granted by the Minnesota Language Teachers' Association. The award recognizes outstanding service to and support of linguistic and cultural education by a person or organization from outside the language teaching profession in Minnesota. L&F is also an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.


March 12-14, 2015
L&F will be at the CENTRAL STATES Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Minneapolis, MN!
Come see us!

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Winter hosting is in full swing!  What are people saying?

"Our student was an excellent influence on our daughters through her kindness, willingness to always offer to help with everything, always saying "thank you" and being gracious.  My husband and I also benefited by sharing time and experiences with our student and seeing her influence on our daughters." ~ Russell Family (WA)

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