Even in winter it’s still hot (high 80’s) during the day and may rain in the evenings. You can pay Guerlande (our lovely housekeeper) to do your laundry or you can bring detergent and hand wash your own if needed.
- T-shirts/ (conservative) tank tops. Please be sure to bring at least one shirt (or scarf) that covers your shoulders for going into certain sights.
- Longer shorts/ skirts, pants
- *NOTE: On the shirts and shorts mentioned above… When teaching inside the school the students want to maintain a professional atmosphere. This means dressing more conservatively than you otherwise might. Ideally covered shoulders and pants/ skirts. There is some wiggle room, but please use good judgement.
- At least two outfits that are a little nicer, i.e. shirt/ pants/ or dress for when we go out
- 1 pair of good hiking/walking shoes.
- A pair of sturdy sandals
- Flip flops for around the house. (Can be used as shower shoes.)
- A hat to protect you from the sun. (I also like bandanas to get the hair off your face)
- A bathing suit
- Sunglasses (or 2 pairs in case you lose/ break them)
- A hoodie or the like for the mountains (it can be in the 50’s up there at night)
Despite the heat, Haitians are very fashion conscious and will appreciate you trying to present yourself well. Here is a funny (but totally spot on) article that may guide your packing.