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Finding Familiarity Everywhere

Published by Julia Persche, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
A little over a week and a half ago we landed in Delhi to begin the 2018 ACE India program.…
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Same, Same, But Different

Published by Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse and Lelia Boley, Duke Women's Rowing
The Duke-Stanford collaboration on this trip has been a really incredible experience. We have gotten the opportunity to talk about…
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New Teammates

Published by Veronica Brtek, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field; Haley Schleicher, Duke Field Hockey; and Mikaela Watson, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Due to the variety of sports that are represented on this trip, most of us assumed that we would be…
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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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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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Enkosi Nomzamo

Published by Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Goodbyes have never been hard for me before. I often have found myself looking to the future with excitement, eager…
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A Video Reflection from Gordon’s Bay, South Africa

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis and Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Although we seem to live very similar lives as student-athletes at highly competitive universities both athletically and academically, we both…
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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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Leaving With More Than We Came With

Published by Chloë Lewis, Duke Women's Lacrosse
The three weeks that our ACE team spent exploring and coaching in South Africa flew by.  During our first two…
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