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START OF NEW SESSION: April 7, 2015.

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On July 4,1942, Haitians and Americans founded a bi-national center to reinforce friendship and cultural ties between their two countries. Located in the heart of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian-American Institute has enjoyed decades of continuous community service and remains faithful to the ideal of its founders.

The Institute has two goals: Teaching English, and Promoting Culture.

Teaching English. With the dedication of our teachers, approximately 2,500 students per day attend classes. To date, over 100,000 students have studied English and successfully pursued a wide variety of professions, both locally and abroad. The faculty plays a leading role in hosting English teaching seminars. Also, the Institute is the official Testing Center for the TOEFL and SAT tests, and also offers GRE and PRAXIS exams.

Promoting Culture. On January 7, 2010, the newest addition to the campus was inaugurated. A beautiful 4-storey multi-use building, its top floor is dedicated to cultural events. In conjunction with the Grand Hall (completed in 2002) which can serve as a ground-floor reception and exhibit area, the Institute is an important center for cultural affairs and activities held in mid-town Port-au-Prince. Check our Special Events page for a dynamic assortment of art exhibits, food and craft fairs, concerts, special films and conferences as the Institute develops programs to serve the local and international community.


Thinking of everyone who makes the Haitian-American Institute what it is, and where it is going, as we enter another year filled with hope and conviction that we'll accomplish great things. The possibilities are endless. I wish each one of you peace, love, harmony, and good health always.

Patricia Tanner Convery
President of the Board 
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Updated May 2015
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