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No Translation Necessary

Published by Michaela Reinhart, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
I thought I knew a lot about relationships before traveling to Vietnam. All sorts of relationships, too: friendships, dating relationships,…
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Final Day of Camp

Published by Alyssa Marsh, Duke Women's Swimming & Diving
On the final day of camp, we were invited as a group to accompany one of the students back to his…
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one American and three Vietnamese college students with arms around each other in the airport

The Importance of Community

Published by Jillian Wolgemuth, Duke Women's Field Hockey
Community often disguises itself until we are no longer surrounded by it. Personally, I didn't realize how much I depended…
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Leaving Vietnam

Published by Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing
As I sit in the airport I can't help but feel nostalgic. The kids are spamming my Facebook now with…
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ACE Student-Athletes with a Class of Campers

Somber Ends and New Beginnings

Published by Johnathan Schwartzman, Duke Men’s Fencing
I have never wanted to miss a flight before, until the return trip from ACE. It is hard to put…
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ACE Student-Athlete and Child Playing Together on Competition Day

March Madness in Vietnam

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
The most humbling moment for me was watching the kids love to play basketball. We started coaching from the ground…
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Coaches and Kids Playing in the Rain

Competition Day

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Returning home from Vietnam is honestly a bit daunting to think about. After seeing and feeling so many things, going…
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ACE Student-Athlete with Campers in Classroom

Language – A Mere Separation

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
We first met our team of kids on Sunday during a pre-camp orientation. My first reaction — shocking. Having never…
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