Eddy Trang, a 2015 Cal Poly graduate with a major in business and minors in history and Asian studies, has a passion for international travel and aspirations of working in international affairs and diplomacy. During his time as a student, Trang had the opportunity to travel to China as a part of the BUS 304 class, where he studied international supply chains in Asia’s biggest financial and manufacturing centers. It was there that Trang discovered his interest global affairs and interdependence, which has only grown stronger since his gradation.
Recently Trang earned a Fulbright Hays fellowship to attend the Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian Summer Study abroad program in Salatiga, Indonesia. During his time there, Trang’s studies were centered on receiving advanced-level Indonesian language acquisition as well as immersing in the Indonesian culture focusing on history, literature, arts and performance, economics, political and social issues, as well as environment and global issues. Trang travels back to Indonesia this summer to complete this fellowship.
Aside from his successes in the Summer Advanced Indonesian Summer Study, Trang also received the prestigious Freeport McMoRan fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in Southeast Asian studies at Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). This program is one of the top four programs in the country for diplomacy/international affairs and international business and will no doubt help Trang as he prepares to begin a career in that field. Trang will begin the SAIS program in Washington, D.C. in the fall.