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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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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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Meet The ACE in South Africa 2019 Team

Published by Sunny Villapando (Stanford Beach Volleyball), Mike Ungvarsky (Duke Cross Country and Track & Field) and Blake Wilson (Stanford Men's Gymnastics)
Each year, ACE student-athletes vote on a theme that connects across all four program locations. This theme supports ACE’s value…
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A Day in the Life in ACE in South Africa

Published by Jazz Moreno (Duke Women's Softball) and Caitlin Keefe (Stanford Women's Volleyball)
Hi, or as we have learned in our first week, “Moloweni!” This is Jazz (a rising senior on the Duke Softball team) and Caitlin…
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Learning Through Language

Published by Jameson Kavel (Duke Women's Softball) and Michaela Gordon (Stanford Women's Tennis)
“Molo!” This is Michaela Gordon from Stanford Women’s Tennis and Jameson Kavel from Duke Softball. We’ve had a great first week…
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Language: Barrier or Bond?

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis and Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
Izzy: "English is actually my second language. When my mom and dad immigrated to the States, they both knew that…
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From FaceTime to Friends

Published by Josh Owsiany, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving and Kaylie Mings, Stanford Field Hockey
Josh The first time I met Kaylie was over a FaceTime when the Duke students were paired up with Stanford…
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Lessons Learned from Teaching English

Published by Anna Lee, Stanford Women's Fencing and Alyssa Marsh, Duke Women's Swimming
“Where are you from?” “I am from Vietnam!” It would be an understatement to say that we have asked this…
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