Discover Laos During This Month's Holcombe Global Series

Enjoy a presentation by a visiting architecture student from Laos, Nout Keomany Phengmeuang. The presentation starts at 8 p.m. today in Holcombe Hall's living room.

"I really want to talk about the beautiful traditions people keep and pass on to younger generations and the natural resources that collaborate with a person's lifestyle," Phengmeuang said. "I want to tell where Laos is, how Laotians live over there, and some general information about Laos such as the Lao language, Lao food, Lao costume, Lao dance and Lao rich nature."

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It has a population of over 7 million people with 49 recognized ethnic groups. 

"Laos is a place where you can find peace, modesty, minimal lifestyle and adventurous outdoor activities," Phengmeuang said.

This event is open to all within the university community. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and engage with the presenters after the presentation. Samples of food will follow along with an opportunity to take photos.

Global Series is an on-going program with past spring programs including Panama and Turkey.


  • March 27: Laos
  • April 10: Grenada
  • April 24: Malaysia

About the Holcombe Global Series. The Holcombe Global Series focuses on new countries each month and gives international students at the University of Arkansas the opportunity to showcase their home country. American students are also invited to share their study abroad experiences. The series is presented by International Students and Scholars and University Housing. Follow us on Facebook.

About University Housing. University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 5,700 on-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract.

About the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students with housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.


Tess Constant, graduate assistant
University Housing

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing


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