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Zoom Filters and Memories for Life

Published by Steph Zempolich, Duke Women’s Lacrosse
When I applied to ACE this year I knew I would gain some sort of meaningful experience out of it…
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Going (Fried) Bananas Over Vietnam!

Published by Marge Bilokin, Duke Women's Tennis
Undoubtedly, ACE is an experience to remember. Although virtual, I have established lifelong connections, made friends from Duke as well…
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Skepticism to Enthusiasm

Published by Kees Heetderks, Duke Men’s Soccer
Before applying to ACE this summer, I was disappointed as I did not think I would be able to participate.…
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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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Closing Ceremony: Pikachu Style

Published by Ema Kuczura, Duke Women's Rowing
One of the most memorable moments of my experience came on Saturday, the last day of competition during the closing…
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The Simple Things

Published by Peyton St. George, Duke Softball
Wrapping up my experiences from Vietnam into one final blog post has been more difficult than I could’ve ever imagined. …
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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 Welcoming Community

Published by Mike Ungvarsky, Duke Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field
Before the plane took off for South Africa, the one aspect I was most nervous about was the reaction we…
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Deeper than the Surface of Volunteering

Published by Sarah Nelson, Duke Women’s Volleyball
This trip was an unforgettable experience. More than the tangibles, I learned so many important lessons about life. These kids…
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