The program aims to give Lao students who study at education institutions in the Southern hub a chance to experience daily life and practical cultural features of Vietnamese families.

Delegates in a group photo at the launching ceremony for the program

Under a pilot project, 24 Lao students will stay with 13 local households for three months.

Lao Consul General in HCM City Phimpha Keomixay thanked the local authorities for their good care and support for Lao students who live far away from their families, and spoke highly of this homestay project, saying that it helps them learn more about Vietnam.

Translated by Song Anh