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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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Looking Back at it All

Published by Julia Persche, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
After deciding to go to school across the country and overcoming bouts of homesickness my freshman year, I never thought…
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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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Lessons Forever Learned

Published by Blake Sun, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
Even though three weeks is a relatively short period of time for anyone to completely understand a foreign culture, I…
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Looking Back

Published by Maddie Hess, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving
It’s been half a week since I’ve returned from India. I already miss the SIT staff, DAV and SPYM children,…
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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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A Letter to, Well, Everyone

Published by Lelia Boley, Duke Women's Rowing
Dear family, friends, teammates, classmates, Blue Devils, Cardinal (trees?), coaches, supporters, future participants, and, well, everyone else: If you're reading…
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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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