GOALS  of 

  • To enhance awareness of intercultural issues in all interactions
  • To facilitate communication and respect between and among people of different cultures
  • To improve intercultural relations, both domestic and global
  • To encourage the highest standards of ethics and conduct among intercultural specialists according to the SIETAR-USA Living Code of Ethical Behavior (learn more)
  • To promote the exchange of information, knowledge, and expertise in the intercultural field

In Memoriam: Dr. Sherri Jones Tapp

Dear SIETAR USA family,

We have sadly lost our dear Sister, friend, mentor, and leader Sherri Tapp. Sherri was an integral part of SIETAR USA leadership as the Director for Membership Outreach and Development.

As we process this devastating heartbreak both individually and as a community, let us pause to reflect on Sherri's impactful legacy in all her work. 

A reminder to take time for your own self-care. Let's reach out and lean on each other where and when needed, and when we feel we are ready, to be available to hold those spaces for others.

We will be creating messages that will no doubt never communicate enough how privileged we have been to have Sherri in our lives. Please submit any ideas you might have to make such tributes meet that high standard. Thank you.

NEW: Aperian Global Partnership

We are pleased to announce a partnership between SIETAR USA and Aperian Global where all online learning available on Aperian Global's GlobeSmart website is now available to SIETAR USA Members at a 20% discount! 

To learn more, check the Membership Discounts page under 'Get Involved' here on the SIETAR USA website. 


Recognizing that this could be a very long list, we would like to bring into the room, the name of George Floyd. In the strongest possible terms, SIETAR USA:

  • Believes Black Lives Matter
  • Condemns police violence
  • Supports peaceful protest
  • Values authentic and honest dialog
Racial injustice is embedded into U.S. culture and there is no single solution that will take care of everything that needs to be changed and improved. We need to begin by eliminating racism in our own SIETAR USA house. We need to listen to each other—in a learning mode—and be willing to explore ways we can make effective changes. READ MORE

News & Updates

Spotlight on Ethics

The SIETAR USA Ethics Committee and Chair are responsible for the coordination of educational activities designed to support the understanding of and participation in the LIVING CODE. As part of these efforts, the committee presents Critical Incidents to encourage discussion of ethical issues. To participate in these discussions, please visit the Ethics Critical Incidents posted on the Critical Incidents page.

Upcoming events


Please welcome the following individuals and/or organizations who have made a committment to SIETAR USA in the past month:

 Roger Baumgarte Gwinneth (Daisy) Berexa
 Melissa Berke Bob Boyce
 Mary Crannell Tatyana Fertelmeyster
 Michelle Hagenberg Javier Higgins
 Christine Hodges Cindy Jiang
 Marcella Kirschbaum Brian Leacock
 Caryn Lindsay Carrie Malloy
 Steve Muhs Corey Novotny
 David Sanford Linda Stuart
 Paula Swanson Amanda Swearingen
 Adrienne Sweetwater Leslie Wagner-Ould Ismail
 Lisamar Whitely Louise Wilkinson
 Syed Zafar Leticia Zamarripa

SIETAR USA appreciates the support of its 2020 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Sandra M. Fowler

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