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Connecting From Half a World Away

Published by Kayle Park, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
There are a plethora of people that I’ve met through my ACE program that I am endlessly thankful for and…
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ACE in…My Home?

Published by Olivia Tighe, Duke Women’s Swimming & Diving
Despite ACE being virtual this year I saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a new culture in a…
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The Power of Community

Published by Mia Paulsen, Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
The photo above is of Taylor and me on our first day working in Pongobamba. We arrived early in the…
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Mindfulness and Conquering the Unknown

Published by Carolina Sculti, Stanford Women's Swimming and Diving
This summer I was given the opportunity to travel to Shangri-La, China with the ACE program and participate in three…
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Looking Back

Published by Maddie Hess, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving
It’s been half a week since I’ve returned from India. I already miss the SIT staff, DAV and SPYM children,…
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Acclimation

Published by Verity Abel, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving, and Rodney Herenton, Stanford Men's Basketball
1. How does Vidya School compare to your expectations prior to the trip?  Verity: Vidya School is an amazing place…
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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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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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A Shift in Perspective

Published by Haley Farnsworth, Stanford Women’s Swimming and Diving
This last week in Vietnam is incomparable to anything I have ever experienced. When I walked out of the airport,…
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