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In these times of globalisation and migration, we are all interacting with people with different cultural backgrounds. We don’t need to go far anymore.
Diversity is part of our daily life, no matter what profession we have, no matter if we want to see it or not. Intercultural contacts have become part and parcel of many people’s life in many different fields.

The intercultural agenda is becoming the world’s agenda.

SIETAR Switzerland was founded in 2015. We are a diverse community of individuals and organisations, all sharing a strong interest in the intercultural field. We strive to raise intercultural awareness, taking a stance on intercultural topics in our multicultural society. In a collaborative and inclusive spirit, we wish to provide a platform for intercultural dialogue and to serve as a point of reference.
If you are interested in becoming a part of SIETAR Switzerland, please do take the time to browse our site and join us at one of our events!


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Latest News and Articles

SIETAR Switzerland member Apero at the SIETAR Europa congress

SIETAR Switzerland member Apero at the SIETAR Europa congress Attending the Congress ? Please notify president@sietar.ch

Save the Date October 21, 2017 for a guided visit of the House of Religions in Bern

This event is planned in collaboration with our friends from the SIETAR Germany SudBäden group.

Université de Bourgogne’s “Intercultural Career Opportunities »

SIETAR France President Linda Vignac and SIETAR Switzerland President Anne-Claude Lambelet, speak at Université de Bourgogne’s “Intercultural Career Opportunities » Day on the Future of the Profession on March 17th, 2017

NEW! Mentoring Program: Calling all interested mentees and/or mentors!

“Mentoring is a new adaptation of the age-old concept of reciprocity practiced by all cultures. Usual reciprocal practices are implicit, whereas the mentoring contract makes the agreements explicit.” Elaina Zuker In this spirit, SIETAR Switzerland is launching a mentoring program to assist its members with their professional development. Interested in hearing more? Think this may […]

An interview with Sunita Nichani, SIETAR India’s President (by Liliana Tinoco Baeckert)

What started your interest in intercultural issues? The experiences of my early childhood were those of being the cultural “other.” Upon the partition of India in 1947, my parents migrated from their province (which is now in Pakistan) to South India. Not sharing the same regional language or customs as my peers from South India […]

The Intercultural Profession: An emerging profession with multiple workforce applications (by Anne-Claude Lambelet)

This was the theme of the talk Linda Vignac, President of SIETAR France, and I recently gave at the University of Bourgogne’s ‘Career Opportunities in the Intercultural Sector’ seminar. The audience were participants in the Master of Arts in Intercultural Management program, plus their course leader Alex Frame; interculturalist George Simons; other presenters, including Dr […]