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A global initiative to promote higher education through sports

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Coach for College is an international service learning program that brings together US student-athletes and Vietnamese university students.  Together they teach academics, sports, and life skills at summer camps to disadvantaged children in rural Vietnam.

My advice about the program is to do it. I think everyone should have an experience like this and Coach for College was one of my all-time favorite experiences.

Danielle Sawtelle

Princeton Rowing

We developed a deep bond that has not left, even though our program ended over two years ago. In the 28 months since the program has ended, I have seen each of the American members of my group. I have been to Virginia Tech for a soccer game, Duke for a field hockey game and UNC for tennis matches and fencing meets.

Alex Kenley

UNC Diving

Out of all my international experiences, CFC was certainly the most rewarding and impactful and I am looking forward to keeping up with the growth of the program and possibly contributing again in the future. 

Kelly McGrath

Boston College Swimming

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This time four years ago I was in a country on the other side of the world, alongside a group of people I had never met before. Beyond thankful for this opportunity.

I learned to be more thankful for what I have, I'm more independent than I previously thought. There are so many places left for me to see. Submerging yourself into other cultures is necessary, and these people will always have a special place in my heart.

Morgan Hert

Clemson Soccer

The past 3 weeks were an experience of a lifetime for me. I was taken out of my comfort zone and had to adapt to a new, and very foreign environment.

 Whether it be a Vietnamese word, something about their culture, or just watching their interactions with one another, I learned just as much from the kids, or more, as I taught them.

I developed special bonds and memories with the kids, coaches, directors that I will never forget.

Kolbi Brown

Harvard Football

CFC has completely changed my life. I don't think a day goes by where I don't find a reason to bring up Vietnam in conversation.

Meg Ellis

Rhode Island Rowing

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Coach for College in My Heart | CFC 2018 camp I Thuan Hung

Coach for College in My Heart | CFC 2018 camp I Thuan Hung

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Vietnamese children have participated in Coach for College


US student-athletes have joined forces with Coach for College


Vietnamese college students have taught alongside US participants

Sponsor a student-athlete

Your contribution makes student athlete participation possible and helps provide sports equipment, academic materials, water, snacks, and team uniforms for the Vietnamese campers. Your generosity is instrumental in making this program a reality!

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