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The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research

The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research in the United States of America (SIETAR USA) is an educational membership organization for professionals concerned with the challenges and rewards of intercultural relations. Members work within business and industry, consulting, training, K-12 and higher education, counseling, all aspects of the media and arts. SIETAR holds Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status with the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Its members initiate joint projects, consulting and training assignments; foster personal and professional growth; develop national and international friendships; engage in cutting edge research related to cultural dimensions of interactions between and among individuals, organizations and political entities.

These are the current local groups in the United States:

Each Local Group sets its own goals, topics, and schedule. Though local groups can vary in organizational style, most meet monthly and break for the summer. Some are structured less formally, and use steering committees and planning boards, while others elect their officials; all benefit from group collaboration. Typical meetings might include:

  • Experiential activities and exercises
  • Culture specific spotlights
  • Speakers and authors
  • Intercultural research
  • Training and assessment tools
  • Community service
  • Social outings
  • Networking opportunities


SIETAR USA is a member of a network of similar SIETAR societies that span the globe. Below you will find the web address and link to the various SIETAR organizations across the world.












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