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Open Hearts and Open Minds

Published by Laurel Foster, Stanford Sailing
After much of my college experience was defined by the pandemic and coming in and out of lockdowns, I took…
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3 Weeks, 2 ‘Sabais,’ 1 Goal

Published by Alana Vawter, Stanford Softball
Going into this summer and this program I had no idea what to expect. What would an online service project…
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A Transformative Time

Published by Tatum Boyd, Stanford Softball
Dear Future Self, Looking back on this three-week virtual engagement, there are so many experiences I’d like to remember and…
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A Life Changing Summer

Published by Keeley Akagi, Stanford Field Hockey
This was the best summer experience I could have ever imagined for myself. Working with other Vietnamese college students and…
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My Home Away from Home

Published by Sydney Steele, Stanford Softball
One thing I was able to learn through volunteering in ACE is that trying new things is not as scary…
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Zulu Dances in my Living Room

Published by Faith Zhefuss, Stanford Lightweight Rowing
Participating in ACE in Place South Africa expanded my world view and understanding of ethical service. I had doubts about…
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7AM Curry

Published by Suhas Chundi, Stanford Wrestling
The ACE in Place South Africa program was eye-opening and possibly even life-changing. I've always had the passion to change…
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Staying Present

Published by Addie Stonecipher, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Going into my ACE experience this summer, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I was excited to interact with…
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The Power of Community

Published by Mia Paulsen, Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
The photo above is of Taylor and me on our first day working in Pongobamba. We arrived early in the…
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Thank you, Peru.

Published by Emily Klingaman, Stanford Women's Softball
As I adjust back into my normal life in the United States, I am continuously met with the question, “How…
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