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Sharing Is More Than Caring

Published by Isabelle Pilson, Stanford Field Hockey
In Vietnam, sharing is more than simply caring.  There, it is a way of existence — a natural inclination in…
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Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned

Published by Tim Sah, Stanford Men's Tennis
“For the past three weeks, we have been your teachers and coaches, but you all have taught us more than…
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Video: “ACE Vietnam 2018”

Published by Sophia Solé, Stanford Women's Sailing
The three weeks I spent in Vietnam were some of the “best days of my life.” I’m so fortunate to…
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A Letter to Quang

Published by Anna Lee, Stanford Women's Fencing
What initially seemed like a trip that would last forever was finally met with a day full of goodbyes. We…
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A Non-Verbal Friendship

Published by Kaylie Mings, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
It’s crazy to look back and realize we created these incredibly meaningful relationships with kids without even speaking their language.…
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Reflections Through Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track & Field
On most weekday mornings—barring downpour or exhaustion—Mitch, Jillian and I wake up at 4:45am and are out the door at…
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ACE Student-Athletes Playing in Rain with Children

Good Ol’ Fashioned Fun

Published by Tara Shannon, Stanford Women's Squash
These days in North America, it isn't hard to find kids younger than thirteen with an iPhone, iPad or tablet…
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Coaches and Kids Playing in the Rain

We all played in the rain

Published by Reagan Damoose, Stanford Women’s Lightweight Rowing
The second-to-last day in the village of Long My, it was pouring. Typically during this time of year — the…
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ACE Student-Athlete Giving Camper a Piggyback Ride

Laughter Has No Language Barrier

Published by Haley Farnsworth, Stanford Women’s Swimming and Diving
It's hard to imagine that exactly one month ago, I got on a plane to Vietnam. At the time, I…
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