Laos – Thrills of Asia

Laos Programs

Quick Facts  
Name: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Population: 7 million
Capital: Vientiane
Language: Lao
Currency: Kip (LAK)
Time zone: UTC +7

Country Information

Once known as the ‘land of a million elephants’, Laos is the only landlocked country in Asia, bordered by Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It became a French protectorate in 1893 and finally became an independent country in 1953 with a constitutional monarchy. This monarchy, however, was shortly ended by a long civil war. Today Laos is a single-party socialist republic whilst remaining strongly influenced by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Vietnam People’s Army. The Laotian people make up roughly 60% of the population whilst indigenous groups and hill tribes account for 40% of the Laotian population.

It is a country that has a lot to offer whether it’s the underground river caves, the white-water rapids and jungle zip lines for thrill seekers, the beautiful forests for trekkers and nature lovers or the wonderful cuisine for the foodies!


Kindergarten – Child care

Samraong   Vientiane  – € 315 Euros Per Week


Kindergarten - Child care LaosHelp out at local kindergartens by teaching English and organizing fun activities for the children. You’ll be working in one of the two kindergartens we help at by teaching basic English to the children, 

Temples Construction

Samraong   Vientiane  – € 315 Euros Per Week


Temples Construction in Vientiane, LaosGet your hands dirty by constructing and renovating temples, schools, and more at a rural Laotian village!