Young SIETAR 2010 Congress in Istanbul

Author: Dean of Students

Dear University Student,

We would like to bring to your attention the 11th Annual Congress of Young SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) on Intercultural Communication and Relations convening November 25-28 2010 in downtown Istanbul, Turkey. This year's congress theme is: "Interculturalism Reloaded: Exploring a Changing Landscape."

Young SIETAR is an international non-profit, member-run association, which combines the efforts of students and young professionals from a wide range of practical and academic disciplines who share a common concern for intercultural relations. As a network of intercultural academics and young professionals, Young SIETAR acts as a bridge between newcomers and established professionals in the intercultural field. The Young Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (Young SIETAR) is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the world of intercultural communication, education, training, and research.

This November, Young SIETAR will be meeting in Istanbul to challenge, examine and discuss how the field of interculturalism is developing and changing for the new generations. In addition it will facilitate a meeting between interculturalists in the West and Turkey.

Young SIETAR's Annual Congresses aim to foster participants' professional growth, personal development, and understanding and appreciation of local culture and intercultural issues. To help us accomplish these goals, our program development team is working hard to get the schedule just right - allowing us to maximize our 4 days with sessions, workshops, evening programs, and exciting exploring opportunities!

The Congress Preparation Committee would like to invite you to participate in this four-day exchange of experiences, knowledge and practices.

Even if you are not able to join us in Istanbul for our congress, Young SIETAR offers a unique opportunity to students to get to know the world of interculturalism. Working predominantly as a virtual organization there are a variety of e-groups that our members can join within the broader Training, Education or Research teams. Furthermore Young SIETAR members are part of a larger network of like-minded people from around the world. We offer a reduced membership fee of 20 Euros to students with a valid student-ID card and a special membership fee of 10 Euro upon justification. To join follow the link to our website:


Attached you may find our Congress brochure and poster. For further information on Young SIETAR and the specifics of the Congress please visit our website at or email us at

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sabrina Ziegler

on Behalf of the

Young SIETAR Congress Organizational Team