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one American and three Vietnamese college students with arms around each other in the airport

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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Video: “ACE Vietnam 2018”

Published by Sophia Solé, Stanford Women's Sailing
The three weeks I spent in Vietnam were some of the “best days of my life.” I’m so fortunate to…
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Duke student with Vietnamese students in yellow t-shirts

Leaving Vietnam

Published by Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing
As I sit in the airport I can't help but feel nostalgic. The kids are spamming my Facebook now with…
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A Letter to Quang

Published by Anna Lee, Stanford Women's Fencing
What initially seemed like a trip that would last forever was finally met with a day full of goodbyes. We…
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A Non-Verbal Friendship

Published by Kaylie Mings, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
It’s crazy to look back and realize we created these incredibly meaningful relationships with kids without even speaking their language.…
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three students standing in Vietnam with arms around each other

Reflections Through Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track & Field
On most weekday mornings—barring downpour or exhaustion—Mitch, Jillian and I wake up at 4:45am and are out the door at…
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Teacher! Teacher!

Published by Kayla McCoy, Duke Women's Soccer
On our first day of work at ACJ primary school in the South African township of Nomzamo, the team of…
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ACE in China 2017 Group Outside in Shangri-La

Thank You

Published by Amanda Han, Stanford Women's Fencing
Right now, I am on a plane back to the States. I am filled with emotions as I reminisce on…
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ACE in China 2017 Group at an Overlook

A Continued Tradition

Published by Brandon Leynaud, Duke Men's Wrestling
[caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Flashback to ACE in India 2016[/caption] Before I even filled out an application or attended an…
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