Haiti
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Haiti AHEM
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
French, Haitian Creole
English
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Haitian gourde
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Haiti (AHEM) - Port-au-Prince
Haiti (AHEM) - Delmas

30 SCOPE STUDENTS
7 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
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NEOs
Yves Gardy Léonard
NOREs
Kevin Raphaël
WELCOME NOTE
Welcome in Haiti, we are so glad to exchange with you.
OVERVIEW
Located in the American continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Haiti is famous for being the first black republic, also referred as the land of freedom.
The Republic of Haiti shared the land of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is limited to the North by the Atlantic Ocean, to the South by the Caribbean Sea, to the East by the Dominican Republic and to the West by the gulf of Gonave.
The country counts a population of about 12 million for an area of 27750 km2.
Like the pearl hidden in its shell, such is Haiti waiting to be discovered.
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Haitian health care system contains three levels. In the first there are dispensaries and communal hospitals of reference. In the second there are  the departmental hospitals (one by department). In the third , the universitary hospitals.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
We count six medical universities recognized by the Haitian State. The medical studies are divided in three parts. The first cycle (2 years), the second cycle (3 years) and the third cycle (residency). Clinical rotation are available on January, July, October and November.
TRANSPORTATION
The main mode transportation in Haiti is public transportation like buses, taxis, motorcycles and “kamyonèt”(Haitian car)
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Our Social Program depends on the period and the chosen LC. It will include : visits to historical places, participation in some local activities and some fun together. Fees for activities will be include in the package but, others, optional, wil be at the expense of the student.
PS: The Local Committees may choose to merge students from two different LCs to facilitate the organization of our Social Program.
MUST SEE
We warmly recommend you seek to visit the following places
MUPANAH
Our national museum, for a review of the Haitian’s history
Lakou Nouyòk
Where you can have a walk, a talk and also enjoy the delights of Haitian cuisine
Citadelle La Ferrière,
A splendid castle built by King Henri 1st known as « the builder king ».
Jardin Botanique
Combination of simplicity and beauty, will surely enchant you
Grotte Marie Jeanne
The Marie Jeanne Cave, located in Port-a-Piment City, at about 61 Km, is the longest one of not only the country, but also of the Caribbean.

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Our culture is our pride but also our wealth.
Haiti is said to have kept his ancestral values over the years. Thereby, we inherited the beliefs and a facade of our African fathers’ lifestyle begining with the tales of Bouki and Malice, through cockfightings, card games, to finish with children’s rounds. From the precolombian era we have preserved indian dances, techniques of cotton making and that of cassava production, the art of handling the clay and making pottery to quote only those. For its part, the colonial era left us the Catholicism and the French language.
Haitian gastronomy, an integral part of its culture has not ceased to be praised by all those, from home or elsewhere, who have had the chance to let our succulent meals caress their taste buds. For your guidance, we suggest you ask at the first restaurant where you will stop a dish of bannann peze ak griyo ak pikliz (Fried plantain with fried pork with pikliz [a sort of spicy salad made with carrot, cabbage, onions, vinegar]).
As for the rest, we leave you to discover it for yourself.
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