What to Wear on the GVI Laos Teaching Project

By 5 years ago
Categories Luang Prabang

          While you are touring around the town please remember that the locals dress very modestly. We like to keep our shoulders and knees covered with no cleavage showing. Also, please refrain from wearing skin tight or see-through clothing. Did you know that the Lao people swim fully clothed??

          Collared shirts must be worn for both men and women while teaching. They can be short or long sleeved but must cover the shoulders, be long enough to tuck in and have no gaping holes where the buttons are.

          Sins (the traditional Lao skirt) will be worn by females when they are teaching. We have a supply that you may borrow from or you can buy your own. The night market is full of many beautiful choices! Men wear long trousers while teaching, no jeans please.

          Any shoes are fine as long as they are not rubber flip flops which the locals call “bathroom shoes”. In the wet season make sure to wear good rain shoes and other rain gear! In a few of our temples you must take off your shoes before teaching.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the project!