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

It's a fairly small expat community, given how small the country and capital city are. - Jul 2019


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. - Jan 2019


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 2016


Not a huge expat community. Other than the US, other embassies are small. A few companies send expats, but most don't. - Apr 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 2016


Large expat community but overall poor morale, not just among the Americans. - Jan 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 2015


Very large. If you are outgoing you can make the most of a huge scene. - Aug 2015


Expat size is huge but many are of Dominican descent and morale appears high. - Aug 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 2013


There is a decent-sized expat community. - Apr 2013


Unknown. - Apr 2013


Many expats. - Jan 2013


Smallish and young outside the embassy. - Jun 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 2012


Medium. - Feb 2012


big, good international women club association get in touch with them - Feb 2012


It's hard to tell. There are a ton of dual nationals and a lot of Europeans retire here. - Jun 2011


Small - medium. I really can't answer this question since I don't mingle much. - May 2011


very small outside of the embassy.a few south americans and a few europeans.very few americans - Nov 2010


The English-speaking expat community is relatively small. - Aug 2010


Large. Mostly Americans. - May 2009


Medium to large. - Nov 2008


Large-ish, but not huge. - Oct 2008


Medium to large. - Aug 2008


Small. - Feb 2008


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