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Xin Chao

Published by Peyton St. George (Duke Softball) and Morgan Hentz (Stanford Women’s Volleyball and Beach Volleyball)
Peyton and Morgan here! ACE in Vietnam has been an amazing experience so far for the both of us, especially…
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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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Adapting to India

Published by Cassidy Wiley, Stanford Women's Water Polo
As July 18th approached faster, and as I checked off everything on my packing list, my nerves began to grow.…
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The Big, Grey Rectangle

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
In our third week in Nomzamo, our group began doing construction at a daycare center in the local community. The…
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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis
In our pre-departure meetings for the ACE program, I recall Emily Durham, our dedicated program director, telling us that “ACE…
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Every Day is an Adventure

Published by Amelia Smith, Stanford Women's Beach Volleyball
Every single day that we drove up to the school in the township of Nomzamo to run our sports camp,…
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Sit Down, Be Humble

Published by Mitch Finesilver, Duke Men's Wrestling
My time in Vietnam was an experience-for-a-lifetime but not because of one of those cliché responses like “their culture is…
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Hồng, hồng, hồng… hổ báo!

Published by Sophia Solé, Stanford Women's Sailing and Jillian Wolgemuth, Duke Field Hockey
During one of our 40-minute life skills lessons, we attempted to teach the kids the importance of resilience and bouncing…
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A Story of a New Student

Published by Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
I have to admit, the night before we took our first ride to Nomzamo I was nervous. It felt as…
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