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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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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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The Part that is Nomzamo

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
Nomzamo is a township 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Nomzamo originally…
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A Story of a New Student

Published by Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
I have to admit, the night before we took our first ride to Nomzamo I was nervous. It felt as…
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Come Together

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis
In the words of South African theologian and human rights advocate Desmond Tutu, “my humanity is bound up in yours,…
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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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