Whether you're already living in Vientiane or preparing to move to Vientiane, our Expat Guide to Living in Laos offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Vientiane. For answers to specific questions, visit our Laos Forum to talk with expats in Vientiane.
More Culture Shock Reports for Vientiane
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Vientiane handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Vientiane:
What are people's priorities in Vientiane - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Vientiane:
What should you take with you when you move to Vientiane? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Vientiane? Below are some of the responses from expats in Vientiane:
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Vientiane. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Vientiane:
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Vientiane. If you are already living in Vientiane, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Vientiane:
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Vientiane by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Vientiane? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Vientiane by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.
What's it like to find a job in Vientiane? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Vientiane? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.