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ACE Student-Athlete and Child Playing Together on Competition Day

March Madness in Vietnam

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
The most humbling moment for me was watching the kids love to play basketball. We started coaching from the ground…
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Coaches and Kids Playing in the Rain

Competition Day

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Returning home from Vietnam is honestly a bit daunting to think about. After seeing and feeling so many things, going…
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ACE Student-Athlete with Campers in Classroom

Language – A Mere Separation

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
We first met our team of kids on Sunday during a pre-camp orientation. My first reaction — shocking. Having never…
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ACE Students-Athletes Sharing a Vietnamese Meal

Reflection

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Towards the end of our first week teaching 8th and 9th graders in Vietnam, all 10 American coaches and our…
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Coaches Introducing Selves to Students Outside

Sportsmanship

Published by Sajan Patel, Stanford Men’s Fencing
Working with the ACE Program in Vietnam has been a great experience so far. After only a week, I have…
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An ACE Athlete smiling with her students

Final Days

Published by Grace Williams, Duke Women's Rowing
As my time in Vietnam comes to a close, I realize that this experience has been a life lesson in…
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Recognizing Differences

Published by Grace Williams, Duke Women's Rowing
With just about a week left in Vietnam, I've started to realize some cultural differences I never would have expected.…
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Orange Team Preparing for Competition Day

Xin Chao!

Published by Becky Smaller, Duke Women's Tennis
Xin chao!! So this is my first blog post here in Vietnam, and I've got to be honest: I'm not…
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