Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, Laos is a land of captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The “Land of a Million Elephants” offers stunning vistas of lush greenery, tranquil villages, and misty mountains. The economy of Laos is predominantly characterized by agriculture, with farming being a significant livelihood for a large portion of the population. However, in recent years, Laos has seen a growth in hydroelectric power generation, capitalizing on its abundant rivers. Laos is also making efforts to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on enhancing rural livelihoods through sustainable agriculture as well as improving access to education and healthcare services.
Laos is a spiritual country rooted deeply in Theravada Buddhism. Monks clad in saffron robes are a common sight, embodying the serene nature of its culture. The country is also known for its relaxed and unhurried pace of life, creating a tranquil atmosphere for those seeking respite from the bustle of modern life. With its untouched beauty and serene vistas, Laos stands as a testament to the unparalleled wonders of the world. The mighty Mekong River, winding its way through lush valleys and towering mountains, serves as a lifeline for local communities. Its pristine waterfalls cascade into pools, inviting visitors to unwind in their embrace. Luang Prabang, the UNESCO world heritage city, teems with its well-preserved architecture, intricate temples, and charming blend of French and Lao influences. Whereas Vientiane, its capital city, reflects a unique blend of colonial charm and tranquil spirituality through its French-inspired architecture and ancient Buddhist temples.
We Deliver Different Types of Programs in Laos
Faculty-led programs in Laos are a curated blend of intellectual and cultural experiences based on unique and relevant themes. We collaborate with the faculty to arrange engaging and pertinent company visits, lectures by subject matter experts, and cultural experiences. The program’s goal is to help students achieve faculty-envisioned learning objectives while creating meaningful experiences for themselves. The faculty-led programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Fun in Laos
Whether you want to enjoy the boat ride along the Mekong River, immerse yourself in the cascading waterfalls, or savor the traditional cuisine, every moment spent in Laos becomes an unforgettable memory.
FAQs About the Laos
Yes, Laos is considered as a safe destination for travellers. However, it is always advisable to take precautions and stay informed about any specific safety guidelines or recommendations in the area where you will be travelling.
The program group will be accompanied by the Authentica team member(s), who will be available 24X7 during the program. They have also been certified by the Red Cross in first-aid emergency training. In case of an emergency, measures will be taken in real-time.
In Laos, it’s customary to use both hands when giving and receiving items. It is respectful to dress modestly and remove shoes when visiting temples. When greeting someone, a firm handshake and an eye contact is appreciated. A respectful and open attitude goes a long way in Laos.
Laos has decent internet connectivity across the country. However, the availability of phone and internet connectivity will depend on the city/village chosen for the immersion program. Students can also purchase local SIMs, at an additional cost, for data, calls, and texts.
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