Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL)

Program Dates: June 27- July 31, 2014

Loa-American College, Vientiane, Laos

Deadlines: Scholarship Application Date March 15, 2014

SAIL Application Date  April 1, 2104

Do you want to learn the Lao language, Lao history, and Lao culture? What better way to do it than to spend your summer fully immersed in Lao society in Laos!

The Center for Lao Studies (CLS), dedicated to promoting and advancing the field of Lao Studies, is sponsoring its annual Summer Study Abroad in Laos program (SAIL) in the summer of 2014. During the five-week program, students will partake in language and cultural lessons at the Lao-American College (LAC) in Vientiane, the first private college and the only school founded by an American citizen in the Lao PDR. Students will also have the opportunity to study Lao history and culture, augment their academics with cultural trips throughout the area, and experience volunteering with a variety of 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 the heart of Vientiane, Lao-American College offers a unique instructional and service program in the effective teaching of Lao. Intensive courses combined with individual language tutorials, diversified field trips, and an experienced on-site staff, make Lao-American an incredible place to study Lao and learn cross-cultural skills, allowing students who successfully complete the courses to earn up to 10 undergraduate credits in language and culture through Northern Illinois University (NIU).


For more information on the SAIL Study Abroad Program or finical aid opportunities, click here.