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

Registration for the 2020 SIETAR USA
Virtual Conference: NOW OPEN!

A Pre-Conference workshop, one full day of Invited Workshops, and 5 full days of conference sessions, networking and community for one low price! 

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Conference Happenings

See what Patricia Malidor Coleman - aka 'Ms. Globalicious'™ has to say about this years conference and her Closing Keynote presentation on October 13!


Get involved - Get a discount! 

Volunteer to help with the 2020 Virtual Conference and receive a discount on your registration!

SIETAR USA Conference Volunteers for 2020 will enjoy being part of the frontline action as we develop and deliver our first virtual conference! Your support and efforts will ensure the conference runs smoothly, and your assistance to your colleagues and the conference organizers will be invaluable!

Two (2) types of volunteer roles are available this year - click here for Volunteer Details!

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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

Date: September 17, 2020

To: All SIETAR USA Members and Colleagues

The future of SIETAR USA depends on its members to support its mission and to provide the leadership to guide the organization. To that end, we are issuing the 2020 Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors of SIETAR USALearn More...!

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.


Please welcome the following individuals and/or organizations who have become part of SIETAR USA in the past month:

Rachael Assignon Jan O'Brien

Russanne Bucci Gregory Olson

Virginia Cutchin Chia-Ying Pan

Kathy Ellis Frida Reddy

Maria Luisa Gay Janet Robertson

Meredith Henderson Justin Sitron

Linda Janssen Sarah Speir

Vesna Karmelic-Pavlov Lillian Tsai

Naomi Ludeman Rita Wuebbeler

Mary Meares

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

Sandra M. Fowler

Wild Apricot theme design and development by Webbright