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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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Language

Published by Jack Herkert (Stanford Men’s Track & Field), Tim Sah (Stanford Men's Tennis), and Michaela Reinhart (Duke Women's Cross Country and Track and Field)
Xin Chao! Or, hello, in Vietnamese. Despite our best efforts, Vietnamese is a very complicated language, and even after a…
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Finding a Purpose

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track & Field
One moment. A snapshot. A humbling experience. An occasion that stuck with me. One instance that gave me a purpose.…
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Unbreakable Ties

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track and Field and Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
In writing a paired-blog, we could talk about something extremely basic like our differences. For example, how one of us…
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The Language Hurdle

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track and Field
It was not until about our third day on project that the language barrier became a problem. If it had…
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Looking Past the Clouds

Published by Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track and Field
Molweni! The first week of ACE in South Africa has been amazing and we’ve already learned so much in such…
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Gratitude for Good Company

Published by Maddy Price, Duke Women’s Track and Field, and Haley Farnsworth, Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
Four more days of teaching and coaching, that's all. This trip has been a whirlwind of learning and experiencing new…
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Trust the Process

Published by Maddy Price, Duke Women’s Track and Field
Vietnam is a cultural masterpiece. Every meal we get to try different and amazing food and even got to make…
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Wrapping Up With Memories

Published by Colt Sessions, Duke Track and Field (Men's), Ryan Smith, Stanford Volleyball (Men's), and Domonique Panton, Duke Track and Field (Women's)
The past two weeks at CERS have been a time of reflection. We have spent our days wrapped up in…
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