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Open Hearts and Open Minds

Published by Laurel Foster, Stanford Sailing
After much of my college experience was defined by the pandemic and coming in and out of lockdowns, I took…
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A Transformative Time

Published by Tatum Boyd, Stanford Softball
Dear Future Self, Looking back on this three-week virtual engagement, there are so many experiences I’d like to remember and…
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A Life Changing Summer

Published by Keeley Akagi, Stanford Field Hockey
This was the best summer experience I could have ever imagined for myself. Working with other Vietnamese college students and…
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My Home Away from Home

Published by Sydney Steele, Stanford Softball
One thing I was able to learn through volunteering in ACE is that trying new things is not as scary…
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Staying Present

Published by Addie Stonecipher, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Going into my ACE experience this summer, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I was excited to interact with…
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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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