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Last Moments

Published by Aaron Wright, Duke Football
The months leading up to departure were packed with online modules, video chats, and plenty of advice from former participants,…
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Cảm ơn Vietnam

Published by Morgan Hentz, Stanford Women's Volleyball and Beach Volleyball
ACE in Vietnam has been one of the coolest experiences of my life thus far. It’s hard to fully and…
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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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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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Jake and Eoin, with a child on Jake's shoulders

Novelty Embedded Within a Familiar Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track and Field and Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing
Jake and Eoin As Jake and I sit here brainstorming what we could possibly write about, we could not help…
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Rain Dance

Published by Mitch Finesilver, Duke Wrestling and Justin Kang, Stanford Men's Fencing
Being from Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California, we are not used to torrential downpour in the middle of the…
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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 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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ACE Student-Athlete with Class of Kids from Camp

Connection

Published by Sajan Patel, Stanford Men’s Fencing
Although it is great to be back with my family, I miss camp so much. Every day, the kids and…
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