How do I meet people in the Dominican Republic?
When we asked people living in the Dominican Republic about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"Any expat groups, spanish lessons at a qualified school. Join a dance group, a walking group and kind of group that gets you out meeting others,"
remarked another retiree in Santo Domingo.
"Sign up for a course in speaking Spanish at the Dominican Americano School, located on Antonio de la Maza in the block below Ave Abraham Lincoln. There you will meet Dominicans who are enrolled to learn English, giving you both something in common. Many who are there are willing to tell you about their culture and give you the do's and don'ts as to how best to avoid trouble and where to go socially. Other places are the bigger Malls and supermarkets and the Metro which is the new subway line,"
said a retiree who moved to Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.
"Take some Spanish classes, Join the Facebook group "The Santiago Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"
go to meetup.com and join the santiago healthy wealthy and wise group. If you have a business join the Chamber of Commerce,"
said another retiree in Santiago de los Caballeros.
"I recommend people to take Spanish. It is a great place to meet people and you will be able to communicate with the locals,"
commented one retiree living in Santiago, Dominican Rep.
"First thing I do in any place is look for the Expat hangouts and sit and chat. I also look for a country/area specific website to make acquaintances. Works for me and I now have parties on 4th of July, US Thanksgiving and Easter Sunday to gather all the expats I can. I get from 125 to 175 people at my events 3 times a year.
Great place for networking and making friends and getting to know your new country,"
explained one retiree living in Sosua.
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