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Final Reflections from ACE in China

Published by Brandon Kier, Stanford Wrestling
Every day I kept telling myself, “This is the coolest place I’ve ever been in my life…” Then the next…
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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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Food and Family

Published by Maddie Hess, Duke Women's Swimming & Diving and Julia Persche, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Over this past weekend, we had the opportunity to experience an entirely new side of both Delhi and Hindu life…
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A Part of the Family

Published by India Lowe, Duke Women's Track & Field and Cassidy Wiley, Stanford Women's Water Polo
From the minute we walked through the door into our homestay family’s apartment, we were treated like family. We were…
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A Weekend with Nani Ji

Published by Kate Kutzer, Duke Women's Track & Field and Nicki Schindler, Stanford Women's Rowing
“You are home. Relax.” Nani Ji ushered us into her living room. From the second we met Nani Ji, her…
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Video: “ACE 2018: 21 Days in China”

Published by Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
In the Hong Kong airport, awaiting the flight that would return us to the United States, everyone agreed that July 14 (the…
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Pleasantly Surprised

Published by Mikaela Watson, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Now that our ACE in China program has reached its close, I have had the chance to reflect on my…
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Thankful

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis
After a 42-hour journey that included five flights and a layover in Canada, I sit at home reflecting on my…
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