On Being Transcultural

Farah FM Mohamed, SIT Graduate Institute


In this paper I discuss people who can move easily from one culture to another -- transcultural people. In chapter two, I discuss the concept of transculturalism. I discuss what motivates people to move from one culture to the other. I reflect on my cultural journey through Iraq, Canada, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. This paper then investigates what helped me to build a transcultural identity. I also examine the stories of other people that led them to being transcultural. Furthermore this paper is going to look on how transculturalism works in the classroom, specifically how the students perceive a transcultural teacher.