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“Kicking It” with the 2018 ACE in China Team

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving and Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
This summer, ACE students voted on a sports-related theme to document across all four programs.  For summer 2018, "kicks" or…
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Shifting Perspectives

Published by Haley Schleicher, Duke Field Hockey
I departed from Norfolk International Airport on July 12th for my 42-hour journey to Yunnan Province, China. My mind was…
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Knock Out, Knock In: We’re in it Together

Published by Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
Having arrived and settled in at the Chinese Exploration and Research Society (CERS) Center around midnight on Saturday, Sunday was…
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Sport as Culture

Published by Lelia Boley, Duke Women's Rowing
The China Exploration and Research Society is an organization founded by Wong How Man, with the mission to "enrich the…
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Invaluable Wisdom from Cherished Mentors

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
Stepping into the Chinese Exploration & Research Society Center (CERS) has been an eye-opening experience beyond anything I had initially…
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Passion and Inspiration

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis
After being accepted into the ACE in China program, I was ecstatic. One of my major inspirations for applying to…
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Final Day of Camp

Published by Alyssa Marsh, Duke Women's Swimming & Diving
On the final day of camp, we were invited as a group to accompany one of the students back to his…
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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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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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