Eddy Trang, a senior concentrating in management and minoring in history and Asian studies, will travel to Indonesia this summer on a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. For two months, he will live in Indonesia with a host family and take immersive language lessons to become fluent in the dialect and learn firsthand about the culture of the region.
Trang says his love for other cultures was inspired by a class trip he took as a sophomore. Accounting Professor Chris Carr took his BUS 304: Establishing International Supply Chains class to Shanghai, China, to study international supply chains. After a life-changing experience, Trang took time to study abroad in Turino, Italy, and picked up several minors in addition to his business administration major. He also served as a student ambassador for Cal Poly’s International Center, helping students from other countries adapt to life on campus.
After studying in Indonesia, Trang says he plans to study in Shanghai for a year and travel throughout Asia. After that, he intends to earn a master’s degree and go into international consulting or law.