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Meet the ACE in Vietnam 2021 Team

Published by 2021 ACE in Place Vietnam Session 1 Team
The ACE in Place Vietnam team is thrilled to be teaming up with Coach for College. We have the opportunity…
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Delving into the Foundation of the Culture of Pongobamba

Published by Kelsey McGinley (Stanford Women's Rowing) and Brittany Kampfer (Duke Women's Swimming & Diving)
Through interactions with both CBC and the Pongobamba community during our first week, we experienced firsthand different aspects of their…
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Connecting with the Kids

Published by Areta Buness (Stanford Women's Lacrosse) and Josh Romine (Duke Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country)
Our ACE team is spending three weeks at the China Exploration and Research Society (CERS) Zhongdian Center, just outside of…
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Connecting With Culture

Published by Nate Hartley (Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving) and Carolina Sculti (Stanford Women’s Swimming and Diving)
We arrived in Shangri-La almost one week ago, where we are staying at the Chinese Exploration & Research Society Center…
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ACE in China 2019: A Day in the Life

Published by Noah Vigran (Stanford Men’s Swimming and Diving) and Matthias Frick (Duke Men’s Soccer)
Every day in China is different, but the days all start and end the same way. Each day begins with…
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Xin Chao

Published by Peyton St. George (Duke Softball) and Morgan Hentz (Stanford Women’s Volleyball and Beach Volleyball)
Peyton and Morgan here! ACE in Vietnam has been an amazing experience so far for the both of us, especially…
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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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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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Tea with Nani Ji

Published by Nathaniel Hernandez, Duke Men's Swimming & Diving and Blake Sun, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
We’re going to tell you something special about the ACE in India program: This week, all of the participants were…
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