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Impact, From a Distance

Published by Sydney Simmons, Duke Women’s Soccer
ACE in Place…I wasn’t quite sure how this was going to work, even after I accepted my position on the…
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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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A Day in the Life in ACE in Vietnam 2019

Published by Daniel Karlin (Duke Football) and Aaron Wright (Duke Football)
4:30: Wake up, brush teeth, and throw on some clothes. 4:45: Run about a mile to the gym and get about…
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ACE Student-Athletes with a Class of Campers

Somber Ends and New Beginnings

Published by Johnathan Schwartzman, Duke Men’s Fencing
I have never wanted to miss a flight before, until the return trip from ACE. It is hard to put…
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ACE Student-Athlete and Child Playing Together on Competition Day

March Madness in Vietnam

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
The most humbling moment for me was watching the kids love to play basketball. We started coaching from the ground…
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Coaches and Kids Playing in the Rain

Competition Day

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Returning home from Vietnam is honestly a bit daunting to think about. After seeing and feeling so many things, going…
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ACE Student-Athlete with Campers in Classroom

Language – A Mere Separation

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
We first met our team of kids on Sunday during a pre-camp orientation. My first reaction — shocking. Having never…
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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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Coaches Introducing Selves to Students Outside

Sportsmanship

Published by Sajan Patel, Stanford Men’s Fencing
Working with the ACE Program in Vietnam has been a great experience so far. After only a week, I have…
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