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Expat Guide to Living in Haiti

Whether you're already living in Haiti or preparing to move to Haiti, our Expat Guide to Living in Haiti offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Haiti. For answers to specific questions, visit our Haiti Forum to talk with expats in Haiti.

Living in Haiti: Petion-ville and Port-au-Prince

Expat life in Haiti is a true challenge. Poverty prevails, crime is rampant and expat life there is "unforgiving unless you have existing commitment", explains member whvastine.

Culture Shock in Cap Haitien, Haiti

Being an expat can be a trying experience, and this expat offers a glimpse of some of the challenges to living abroad in Cap Haitien in Haiti.

More Culture Shock Reports for Haiti

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Haiti handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Haiti:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Haiti Reports

What are people's priorities in Haiti - work? family? 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 Haiti:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Haiti? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Haiti? Help others moving to Haiti by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Haiti with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Haiti, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Haiti. If you are already living in Haiti, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

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 Haiti by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Haiti? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Haiti by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Haiti? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Haiti? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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