Malayan Colleges Laguna

BSBA students represent Mapúa MCL in the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture in Indonesia

BSBA students represent Mapúa MCL in the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture in Indonesia


By: Zoe Grace Buergo

Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) has always been true to its mission to provide a platform for the students to hone the skills and contribute to society’s solution to innovation. In line with its mission to promote academic excellence and global engagement, students from Mapúa MCL’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program recently made a remarkable mark at the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture (IYCLAC) held at Universitas Esa Unggul (UEU) in Indonesia last November 9-10, 2023. The conference, which was conducted in a hybrid format, was participated by 12 Mapúans  from the BSBA department, where two are present onsite and the others as virtual presenters.



The conference brought together talented student research presenters from around the world, enabling the young scholars to showcase innovative research and engage in meaningful discussions on language and culture with different nationalities from Indonesia, Panama, and the Philippines.

The two BSBA students chosen as onsite research presenters, Mark Laurens Corales and Princess Sarah Casas, represented Mapúa MCL with distinction and pride which the students’ research presentations delved into relevant business administration issues, demonstrating a deep understanding of the modern business challenges relating to m-commerce and consumer behavior. The student presenters engaged in lively discussions with the faculty and fellow delegates, fostering cross-cultural exchanges that enriched the overall conference experience.



Participating in an international youth conference is an exciting and enriching experience. As for Mark Laurens Corales, though it was not his first time to visit Indonesia and participate in an international conference, the feeling of excitement to showcase skills as Mapúans were still present at that time.

Though language barriers were present during the conference, Princess Sarah Casas stressed that the supportive atmosphere became the source of encouragement to engage more in a healthy discussion that allowed the presenters to broaden perspectives and gain new insights into the intricate relationship between language and culture.

Professor Donn Enrique Moreno, who accompanied the students to the conference, expressed pride in the students’ achievements: “Being involved in this kind of opportunity offers students a multitude of valuable gains. Active participation in an international conference tailored for students provides an unparalleled chance for academic and personal growth. Overall, this opportunity serves as a catalyst for holistic development, positioning students as competent, confident, and globally aware individuals in their academic and professional pursuits.”



The IYCLAC 2023 offered the BSBA students an exceptional opportunity to network with colleagues throughout the globe. By means of virtual networking events and cooperative discussions, the students from Mapúa MCL expanded their worldwide outlook and established significant relationships with other attendees.

Mapúa MCL recognize the BSBA students who participated in the 2nd IYCLAC, namely:

“The Impact of Mobile Characteristics on Customer-Perceived Experience and Customer Spending Habits in Shaping the Sustainable Development of the M-Commerce Industry,” presented by Mark Laurens Corales, Sheane Nicole Matias, Richard Carl Amboy, Jean Claude Corpuz, Ma. Bernice Bernales and Jaeron Carl Panzo, and the other group presented their research titled “The Impact of Personal Convenient Ordering on Consumer Behavior” by Princess Sarah Casas, Ricky Iv Dalisay, Ethan Sison, John Vincent Cajayon, John Lloyd Delos Santos, and Aliyah Beatriz Victoria Pocamas.

Mapúa MCL and UEU, Indonesia, both members of the Cintana Education Alliance, collaborated on the IYCLAC 2023. The BSBA students’ participation in the 2nd International Youth Conference on Language and Culture was not only evidence of their academic excellence but also of the enriching educational experience that aimed to demonstrate how Mapúa MCL equips the students to be built as professionals equipped for the global stage.