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.

News

Feedback is coming in from our summer travelers! We love hearing the impact that these programs have on travelers, and families!

"Language and Friendship is amazing.  My daughter traveled as an individual to France from the U.S. for a four week home stay. Every detail was planned and the entire trip was perfect. The host family was wonderful and the organization went to great lengths to make sure my daughter was safe and happy. Thank you Laurence and Language & Friendship!" - Parent, Elk Grove, CA

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