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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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What I Learned

Published by Kate Kutzer, Duke Women's Track and Field
Sitting on the plane ride home, I stared out over the wing into the vast blue Pacific, replaying our many…
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Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Published by India Lowe, Duke Women's Track and Field
The few weeks in India have been a great learning experience. One of the biggest lessons I will take away…
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The Power of Children

Published by Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track and Field
During my time in India, I had the pleasure of working with Butterflies, a local NGO, as well as D.A.V.…
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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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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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Running Buddies

Published by Veronica Brtek, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field and Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Jacie: It was around 5:30pm and Veronica and I were on our usual run: down the driveway (avoiding a multitude…
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When Two Worlds Collide

Published by Kate Kutzer, Duke Women's Track and Field
Besides the historical architecture and amazing food, the thing that has interested me most about our stay in India is…
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Welcomed With Open Arms

Published by Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track and Field
During the first week in India, our ACE group had the pleasure of visiting a local school three times to…
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