Yana Erbes

Peer Advisor
ISA Ambassador
Global Learning Programs Ambassador
Exchange Ambassador


I’m a Public Health and Chinese Language and Culture double major. I did a spring semester exchange at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)  and immediately after I did a faculty lead summer quarter in Mainland China. Before and after the programs I solo traveled to Thailand, Hong Kong China SAR, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. During my study abroad I made many worldwide connections and improved my Chinese to almost a native speaker level as well as picking up basics in Thai and Taiwanese.  My study abroad experience was life changing and I developed so many skills along the way. I am excited to share and extend the opportunities to more students at Western.