Laos is famous for its sleepy, laidback ambiance, however, this quiet achiever has been steadily growing for the last decade. The Republic of Laos has approximately 6.5 million citizens, who are often divided according to altitude into lowland,
Laos is a very undeveloped country and there is not a large demand for English yet, compared to its neighboring countries. A majority of the positions available here are volunteer, however, private language institutes can be found in larger cities like Vientiane and Pakse. Teachers are typically responsible for their airfare and housing. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share an apartment with other English teachers.
Although the salary earned in comparison to the monthly cost of living is breakeven, English teachers are still able to live a comfortable lifestyle due to a very low cost of living. Schools offer approximately 20 to 30 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to explore.