I am in the midst of planning a virtual retreat for the organisation in place of the in person year end session. We are still in the midst of planning it and have been working with Meeting Magic from London to help us conceptualise and design. Would be glad to share more if you want to exchange learning points.
Your language requirement would be an added challenge on top of time differences.
We plan to make it fun through “gather town” to simulate the get to meet with each other over more chillax ambience local on the ground gathering with some beer / drinks. Also Miro / mural for discussions and sharing about what have we gone through and achieve in the last 1 year.
A virtual World Cafe using Miro to have groups mix and cross pollinate ideas
and finally a costume party on zoom to have some fun and take some photos and karaoke.
Do plan for a technical crew to make sure you have support with the various tools and functionality.