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children in circle playing game in South Africa

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Published by Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Throughout these past three weeks, I have learned so much from everyone around me. My fellow participants, leaders, children, and…
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Colorful Indian Prayer Rugs

Reflection

Published by Celia Macrae, Duke Women's Rowing
Since arriving back to the US about a week ago, I have had the opportunity to reflect on my experience…
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Carly Weber-Levine Teaching in VIDYA Classroom

The Little Moments

Published by Carly Weber-Levine, Stanford Women's Fencing
When we signed up for the service trip, I had the naive dream that I would make a huge impact…
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Student-Athletes play Volleyball with VIDYA Students

Acclimation

Published by Verity Abel, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving, and Rodney Herenton, Stanford Men's Basketball
1. How does Vidya School compare to your expectations prior to the trip?  Verity: Vidya School is an amazing place…
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Mountain Overlook in South Africa

Perspective Gained and Changed

Published by Sean Tate, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
Now back on U.S. soil, I’ve used the last few days to decompress and to reflect heavily on our trip…
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Araad Playing with Chid Outside

Thank You, Nomzamo

Published by Araad Fisher, Duke Men's Wrestling
In recalling my 3 week ACE experience in the surrounding area of Cape Town, South Africa, it’s difficult to give…
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ACE Student-Athletes and Kids Playing Steal the Bacon Outside

Second Week in Gordon’s Bay

Published by Chloë Lewis, Duke Women's Lacrosse, and Chelsea Red-Horse Mohl, Stanford Women’s Beach Volleyball
Our second week in Gordon’s Bay was the last week for the sports program we were running for the kids in…
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ACE Student-Athletes and Kids Playing on the Rugby Pitch

A Rugby Crash Course for Two Beginners

Published by Teaghan Cowles, Stanford Women's Softball, and Sean Tate, Duke Men's Swimming & Diving
As a softball player and a swimmer, neither of us knew anything about rugby: the teams, the rules, or even how points…
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