During the five week-long program administered by the Center for Lao Studies (CLS), students will partake in language and cultural lessons at the Lao-American College (LAC), with private instruction by professors from the National University of Laos. Participants will also have the opportunity to study Lao history and culture, augment their academics with cultural trips throughout the area, and experience volunteering with various organizations.
SAIL students will be participating in a Lao language program tailored specifically to the group’s needs at one of the country’s most acclaimed, and popular, language institutions – the Lao-American College. Located in Vientiane, Lao-American College offers a unique instructional and service program and is the cornerstone of our program. Intensive courses combined with individual language tutorials, diversified field trips, access to local University students, modern facilities, and an experienced on-site staff, make Lao-American an incredible place to study Lao and learn cross-cultural skills.