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ACE in China Group at the Monastery Surrounded by Prayer Flags

Wisdom and Compassion

Published by Kat Anderson, Stanford Women's Beach Volleyball
I have grown in so many different ways since arriving in Zhongdian. Namely, my chopstick skills have seen some major…
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ACE Student-Athletes with a Class of Campers

Somber Ends and New Beginnings

Published by Johnathan Schwartzman, Duke Men’s Fencing
I have never wanted to miss a flight before, until the return trip from ACE. It is hard to put…
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ACE Student-Athlete Standing Atop Overlook

Coming Home

Published by Chelsea Red-Horse Mohl, Stanford Women's Beach Volleyball
These past three weeks in South Africa have been both filled with ups and downs and experiences that will forever…
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ACE in China Group Dancing Cupid Shuffle with Kids

Longing for Camp

Published by Shannon Richardson, Stanford Women's Beach Volleyball
Lying in my bed on Thursday night, July 20th, I longed for my first day of camp – I restlessly…
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ACE Student-Athlete Playing Games with Child

Saving Face

Published by Max St. George, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
When first arriving to Zhongdian I was hesitant to communicate with the townspeople in any way because I did not…
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ACE in South Africa Group at the top of Table Mountain

Lessons for a Lifetime

Published by Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track and Field
As I sit on the plane leaving Cape Town and Gordon’s Bay, I’m fighting back tears. Tears of sadness that…
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Coaches and Kids Playing in the Rain

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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ACE Student-Athlete Giving Camper a Piggyback Ride

Laughter Has No Language Barrier

Published by Haley Farnsworth, Stanford Women’s Swimming and Diving
It's hard to imagine that exactly one month ago, I got on a plane to Vietnam. At the time, I…
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Sign about Segregation Posted in the District 6 Museum

Culture and Perspective

Published by Maya Jackson, Stanford Women’s Softball, and Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track & Field
The past week’s reflections and activities focused on cultural diversity and the history of the townships and South Africa. On…
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