OURS National Scholarships

Ramil Mercado : Critical Language Scholarship

Ramil Mercado is a senior in the College of Letters and Science and is majoring in Political Science and Asian Studies-China with a minor in Southeast Asian Studies. He is interested in Southeast Asian culture and politics, specifically in Insular Southeast Asia. He is studying Bahasa Indonesian in Indonesia in order to learn one of the most important languages of the region to prepare himself for graduate studies on the region. He looks forward to being able to effectively communicate and connect with people across Indonesia, as well as with people who speak Bahasa Melayu in Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. He is grateful and honored to participate in CLS this summer!