Author: Haley Lillehei

I’m currently a senior studying International Relations, Chinese, and Global Health. Studying abroad in China through a Northwestern program provided me with the amazing opportunity to experience a different culture first hand, as well as gain invaluable experience and insight into the workings of China’s healthcare system from a first-hand perspective.

Questioning Domestic Violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. This violence is not confined to any one group – it is an epidemic that is affecting individuals from every background, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality, or educational background. The consequences

Apna Ghar: Empowering Asian American Victims of Domestic Violence

Last quarter I took a class on Asian American women and different issues they face in the United States. One assignment was to look up an organization in the Chicago area serving these women. I chose Apna Ghar, an organization in Uptown Chicago, which tries to fill the gaps in domestic violence relief services in

Mainland Chinese “Birth Tours”

    In the past thirty years a phenomenon of “birth tourism” has arisen, describing Mainland Chinese mothers and their families traveling to Hong Kong to have their children. As the world has globalized, individuals have more access to information and more mobility. Medical tourism has stemmed exchange, as people become interested in seeking out

Running out of Breath: China’s Problem with Air Pollution

  In the summer of 2012 I traveled to Beijing on the Northwestern University Public Health study abroad program. I had a phenomenal experience overall and learned a lot about the public health system in China and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as the Mandarin language.  Beyond the classroom, I also got to experience so

Hult Case Competition: Northwestern Students Address Issues Billions Face Worldwide

This past month, a team of students from Northwestern University competed in the Hult Case Competition in San Francisco. This annual competition is a start-up accelerator for aspiring young entrepreneurs attending universities around the world. It aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas – start-up enterprises that tackle serious issues faced