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The Power of Community

Published by Mia Paulsen, Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
The photo above is of Taylor and me on our first day working in Pongobamba. We arrived early in the…
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What Does it Mean to be Grateful?

Published by Taylor Scornavacco, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Having gratitude for the little things in life is something we actively focused on during our trip, and to say…
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Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned

Published by Tim Sah, Stanford Men's Tennis
“For the past three weeks, we have been your teachers and coaches, but you all have taught us more than…
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Closing Ceremony: Pikachu Style

Published by Ema Kuczura, Duke Women's Rowing
One of the most memorable moments of my experience came on Saturday, the last day of competition during the closing…
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Last Moments

Published by Aaron Wright, Duke Football
The months leading up to departure were packed with online modules, video chats, and plenty of advice from former participants,…
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Cảm ơn Vietnam

Published by Morgan Hentz, Stanford Women's Volleyball and Beach Volleyball
ACE in Vietnam has been one of the coolest experiences of my life thus far. It’s hard to fully and…
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The Simple Things

Published by Peyton St. George, Duke Softball
Wrapping up my experiences from Vietnam into one final blog post has been more difficult than I could’ve ever imagined. …
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No Translation Necessary

Published by Michaela Reinhart, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
I thought I knew a lot about relationships before traveling to Vietnam. All sorts of relationships, too: friendships, dating relationships,…
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