Institute of Translation and Interpretation

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The HCM Superior Institute of Translation and Interpretation / Institut Supérieur de Traduction et d’Interprétariat (ISTI) trains and prepares its students to work as interpreters by giving them the necessary skills and knowledge in language, culture, and computers. The students dramatically increase their hire-ability with proficiency in English. After completing the 4-year program, the students are well equipped to work as interpreters and translators for organizations all across Haiti. Several students from the program have gone on to work for HCM interpreting for our visiting teams or translating items such as student letters and documents.

We have an English sponsorship program that allows donors to support our translation students. This sponsorship pays for the student’s tuition, books, and necessary materials and also goes towards funding the institute as a whole. The English Sponsorship program helps these aspiring students by enabling them to get the training which will allow them to provide for themselves and their family in the future. If you would like to support a translation student for $35 per month,  email us at or you can support the institute by designating your online gift or mailed check to the translation school. 

We also have opportunities for visiting teams to assist in our English classes or lead teacher training clinics. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email