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A Letter to Quang

Published by Anna Lee, Stanford Women's Fencing
What initially seemed like a trip that would last forever was finally met with a day full of goodbyes. We…
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A Non-Verbal Friendship

Published by Kaylie Mings, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
It’s crazy to look back and realize we created these incredibly meaningful relationships with kids without even speaking their language.…
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Reflections Through Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track & Field
On most weekday mornings—barring downpour or exhaustion—Mitch, Jillian and I wake up at 4:45am and are out the door at…
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It’s the Little Things that Matter

Published by Justin Kang, Stanford Men's Fencing
When visiting a new country and taking part in incredible opportunities, it is easy to notice only the obvious details.…
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Coach for College: Week 1

Published by Kaylie Mings, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
We have finished our first week teaching at the Coach for College camp in Long Mỹ where I have been…
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Week 1 Recap

Published by Sophia Solé, Stanford Women's Sailing
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be…
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Vietnamese Vacationland

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track and Field
This first week and a half in Vietnam has been incredible. From the moment we set down in Vietnam I…
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Good Ol’ Fashioned Fun

Published by Tara Shannon, Stanford Women's Squash
These days in North America, it isn't hard to find kids younger than thirteen with an iPhone, iPad or tablet…
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We all played in the rain

Published by Reagan Damoose, Stanford Women’s Lightweight Rowing
The second-to-last day in the village of Long My, it was pouring. Typically during this time of year — the…
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