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Stay in the Moment

Published by Ava Sorrento, Stanford Women’s Gymnastics
Before departing from the USA, as part of the preparation for travel and teaching, we coaches were asked what types…
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Beyond Just Three Weeks in Vietnam

Published by Nicola Hogg, Stanford Women’s Track & Field
Stepping into the ACE program, I must admit I was uncertain about what awaited me. While I had been well-informed…
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Being Present in the Little Moments

Published by Michelle Lahrkamp, Stanford Sailing
The three weeks I spent at the Thung Hung School in Long My, Vietnam, were challenging, rewarding, and memorable. At…
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Living Life with a Smile

Published by Julia Boyet, Duke Softball
At the end of the three-week summer camp we shared a tearful goodbye with the 8th and 9th-grade Vietnamese kids…
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Joyful Chaos

Published by Abby Geiser, Duke Women’s Track & Field
Five years from now, this summer will feel like a distant memory. When I look back at photos, I will…
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A Lifetime of Connection

Published by Kelsey Zampa, Duke Softball
Community. This is a word I had used in the context of groups with similar beliefs, physical characteristics, experiences, etc.…
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My Home Away from Home

Published by Sydney Steele, Stanford Softball
One thing I was able to learn through volunteering in ACE is that trying new things is not as scary…
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3,000 Miles Close

Published by Catherine Purnell, Duke Women’s Swimming & Diving
I was nervous going into my ACE experience, as I had no idea what it would look like. I was…
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