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Zoom Filters and Memories for Life

Published by Steph Zempolich, Duke Women’s Lacrosse
When I applied to ACE this year I knew I would gain some sort of meaningful experience out of it…
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Going (Fried) Bananas Over Vietnam!

Published by Marge Bilokin, Duke Women's Tennis
Undoubtedly, ACE is an experience to remember. Although virtual, I have established lifelong connections, made friends from Duke as well…
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Skepticism to Enthusiasm

Published by Kees Heetderks, Duke Men’s Soccer
Before applying to ACE this summer, I was disappointed as I did not think I would be able to participate.…
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Impact, From a Distance

Published by Sydney Simmons, Duke Women’s Soccer
ACE in Place…I wasn’t quite sure how this was going to work, even after I accepted my position on the…
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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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A Day in the Life in ACE in Vietnam 2019

Published by Daniel Karlin (Duke Football) and Aaron Wright (Duke Football)
4:30: Wake up, brush teeth, and throw on some clothes. 4:45: Run about a mile to the gym and get about…
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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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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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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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