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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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Our Trip to a Local Monastery

Published by Mikaela Watson, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Four days after arriving in Shangri-La, China, we took a trip to a local monastery about an hour from the…
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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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Unfamiliar Roadblocks

Published by Veronica Brtek, Duke Women's Cross Country & Track and Field
Despite being in a foreign country where we are faced with language barriers and constant stares, what has made me…
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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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