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

Training by Thiagi: Register TODAY!

On September 12, 2020, SIETAR USA is offering a virtual workshop: Keeping Them Engaged: Live Online Learning Activities (LOLA's). This workshop will be presented by Sivisailam Thiagarajan, known to his friends as Thiagi and his talented co-trainer, Matt Richter. Don't miss this special day of Thiagi’s Live Online Learning Activities (LOLA's) at a super bargain price! Check out the video with SIETAR USA Communications Director Rashmi Kapse and Thiagi to learn more about the workshop and the importance of keeping your audience engaged in a virtual setting.

All Registrants receive  their own electronic copy of Thiagi’s LOLA manual which accompanies the exercises for this workshop and more. Price of the manual is included in registration fee; registrants will also receive access to a recording of the training afterward.

Don't miss your opportunity - register TODAY!


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

The 2020 National Conference

will be VIRTUAL!

Conference Date(s) TBD - Early October 2020

"Moving Forward: Learning from the Global Crisis"

Deadline for submitting proposals has passed and proposals are currently being reviewed. 

More conference details available SOON!


Get involved: Volunteer to help with the 2020 virtual conference!

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!

Interested in volunteering? Email to have your name added to the volunteer roster!

More conference details available SOON!

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.

News & Updates

Upcoming events


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

Starley Dullien James Luyirika-Sweagudde, Jr.

Betse Esber Yolanda Rosa

Ricardo Flores Leslie Santamaria

Richard Harris

appreciates the support of its
2019 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Wild Apricot theme design and development by Webbright