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7 Days, 7 Lessons Learned

Published by Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
1. History is important.  In the first week of this program, much of our schedule has been centered around learning…
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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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This “Moment”

Published by Max Feldman, Duke Men's Soccer
One piece of advice that I was given before I left on my trip for ACE in South Africa was…
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Finding a Purpose

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track & Field
One moment. A snapshot. A humbling experience. An occasion that stuck with me. One instance that gave me a purpose.…
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My Time in Long Mỹ

Published by Justin Kang, Stanford Men's Fencing
When Stanford’s spring quarter ended in mid-June and I packed my bags, ready to depart on my Vietnam experience, I…
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The Importance of Community

Published by Jillian Wolgemuth, Duke Women's Field Hockey
Community often disguises itself until we are no longer surrounded by it. Personally, I didn't realize how much I depended…
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Sophia, Jillian, and the pink team

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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Lessons Learned from Teaching English

Published by Anna Lee, Stanford Women's Fencing and Alyssa Marsh, Duke Women's Swimming
“Where are you from?” “I am from Vietnam!” It would be an understatement to say that we have asked this…
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Bigger and Stronger

Published by Roman Romero, Duke Wrestling
After my first week of working with the kids my perspective has been exponentially broadened. I would not even consider…
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