WELCOME to the official website of the Haitian-American Institute.

NEW session began October 8.

The Haitian-American Institute now accepts all major credit cards used in Haiti. These credit cards will be accepted
on the Port-au-Prince campus for registration and also in the Bookstore and D-Licious Snack Bar.

Secure online tuition payments can be made through our secure, online server. Click here.

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.


Looking back on 2015, now is the perfect time to reflect on the things we accomplished during this past year as well as our projections for the future.   

In January 2015, Mr. Antoine David was promoted to the position of General Director. During his first year he has successfully fulfilled the demands this job requires by tirelessly working to introduce needed changes and improvements. His fair and unbiased approach to management is admirable along with his skill to deal with the daily inevitable challenges. 

The passing of Engineer Fritz Benjamin in April 2015 was a profound loss felt by all who knew him. Through his tireless work the campus the HAI calls home was realized. His priceless contribution as a member of the Board of Directors helped shape the vision of what the institute is today.  Adding to his talents, he was an incredible violinist and dedicated teacher. His presence will be sorely missed.

The sudden passing of Maestro Romel Joseph in October 2015 has left a void we all still struggle to comprehend. He was a devoted member of the Board. His work as a teacher and internationally renowned violinist will leave an indelible legacy.

In 2016, three new members will be welcomed to the Board of Directors; an exciting new program will start soon; signage on the new front wall and facade will be completed; installation of new computers will occur, with units in the Director's office and Translation Department. And, last but not least, the Eleanor Snare Bookstore will open its doors. 

The expectations for 2016 are high and we will make every effort to meet those expectations. Through the commitment and combined efforts of all our faculty and staff, the Haitian-American Institute will continue to be the premiere institution to learn English in Haiti.


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November/December 2016
Angle Rue Capois et Rue Saint Cyr
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
4884-6305 / 4810-3770 phones