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Santo Domingo



What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Large and mixed, over a million Dominicans living in the DR are U.S. citizens or LPRs, lots of Haitians, Venezuelans, Colombians, Russians, and Europeans as well. - Nov 18, 2016
Not a huge expat community. Other than the US, other embassies are small. A few companies send expats, but most don't. - Apr 28, 2016
Pretty large expat community, there are lots of diplomatic missions here as well as US and World Bank and other NGO offices. Lots of expats complain about life here when they get together, but expats are also a valuable source of information about the city/country, too. - Jan 28, 2016
Large expat community but overall poor morale, not just among the Americans. - Jan 19, 2016
It seems like everyone is just counting down the time until they leave but they make the best of it. There are worst places and you can have some good times here. You just have to change your thinking. - Aug 10, 2015
Very large. If you are outgoing you can make the most of a huge scene. - Aug 2, 2015
Expat size is huge but many are of Dominican descent and morale appears high. - Aug 25, 2014
It's pretty large and Americans are by far the largest group. I work in the consular section and don't know a lot of the people who work in the rest of the embassy. It's been hard to get to know people from other countries, although I think the Diplomatic Women's Club allows for a lot of socializing. Many spouses have enjoyed that club. - Jul 14, 2013
There is a decent-sized expat community. - Apr 30, 2013
Unknown. - Apr 29, 2013
Many expats. - Jan 24, 2013
Smallish and young outside the embassy. - Jun 4, 2012
Large mission, ~250 strong. A good number of U.S. citizens here too (~250,000 according to ACS).You can hang with only Americans if you like... I don't recommend that. - Mar 13, 2012
Medium. - Feb 22, 2012
big, good international women club association get in touch with them - Feb 12, 2012
It's hard to tell. There are a ton of dual nationals and a lot of Europeans retire here. - Jun 21, 2011
Small - medium. I really can't answer this question since I don't mingle much. - May 21, 2011
very small outside of the embassy.a few south americans and a few europeans.very few americans - Nov 10, 2010
The English-speaking expat community is relatively small. - Aug 11, 2010
Large. Mostly Americans. - May 13, 2009
Medium to large. - Nov 24, 2008
Large-ish, but not huge. - Oct 19, 2008
Medium to large. - Aug 19, 2008
Small. - Feb 11, 2008