Decorative metalwork is one of Haiti’s most distinctive art forms. Ask anyone where you should go if you want to find great metal art, and they’ll direct you to the Village Artistique de Noailles in Croix-des-Bouquets (Creole: Kwadèbouke), a commune about 8 miles northeast of Port-au-Prince where young artists go to apprentice themselves to master … More The Story of Haitian Metal Art
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Buying plantains in an American grocery store can be a challenge, especially if you aren’t sure how to tell whether a plantain is ripe. For one thing, (depending on where you live) store associates might not be very knowledgeable when you ask for help. They may not even know what a plantain is. I was … More A Plantain Buyer’s Guide
Naomi Osaka may play for Japan, but she makes it clear that she’s also representing Haiti. The 20-year old rising tennis star was born in Osaka, Japan, but she now lives and trains in the U.S. Her breakthrough came in 2016 when she advanced to the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open and was … More Haitian athlete to watch: Naomi Osaka
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Speaking Creole opens doors for real growth during your time in Haiti. Language helps create real, meaningful relationships. You have the chance to learn from the community where you work and foster friendships that wouldn’t have been possible before.