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Shovel (not quite) Ready!

Published by Amanda Beach, Duke Women's Cross Country & Track and Field
Before we departed for ACE, there were several meetings, presentations, and webinars to get us acquainted with Peru and with…
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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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What I Learned

Published by Kate Kutzer, Duke Women's Track and Field
Sitting on the plane ride home, I stared out over the wing into the vast blue Pacific, replaying our many…
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The Power of Children

Published by Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track and Field
During my time in India, I had the pleasure of working with Butterflies, a local NGO, as well as D.A.V.…
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Homestays

Published by Kylie Jordan, Duke Women's Swimming & Diving and Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track & Field
It’s important to take into consideration that neither of us had ever done a homestay before this experience, so the…
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A Weekend with Nani Ji

Published by Kate Kutzer, Duke Women's Track & Field and Nicki Schindler, Stanford Women's Rowing
“You are home. Relax.” Nani Ji ushered us into her living room. From the second we met Nani Ji, her…
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When Two Worlds Collide

Published by Kate Kutzer, Duke Women's Track and Field
Besides the historical architecture and amazing food, the thing that has interested me most about our stay in India is…
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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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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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