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This summer after a three-year pause due to COVID-19, ACE will return to in-person, international programming with three “ACE in Person” sites.  In addition, ACE will continue to offer two “ACE in Place”  virtual service programs working with international community partners.

Learn how to apply and plan to attend information sessions beginning in November and running through the ACE application deadline on Feb. 1, 12noon PST/3pm EST.

For questions about 2023 program eligibility, visit our FAQ page for more information.

ACE in Person Programs

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*NEW* ACE in Costa Rica

June 16 – July 7, 2023

Program Focus: Contributing to the long-term management and conservation of Cahuita National Park and leading education-focused workshops to local community members in the Costa Rican village of Cahuita. Learn more.

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ACE in South Africa

June 23 – July 14, 2023

Program Focus: Contributing to self-empowerment and sustainable development projects in communities around Cape Town through educational workshops and supporting local outreach and educational awareness programs. Learn more.

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ACE in Vietnam

June 22 – July 16, 2023

Program Focus: Partnering with Vietnamese college students to teach academics, sports, and life skills at a summer camp to middle school youth in rural Vietnam, with a focus on mentorship and promoting higher education. Learn more.

ACE in Place Virtual Programs

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ACE in Place South Africa

June 26 – July 14, 2023
(Daily required zoom times listed on the program profile.)

Program Focus: Supporting environmentally and socially responsible enterprises in South Africa with a focus on sustainable and ethical initiatives. Learn more.

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ACE in Place Thailand

June 25 – July 13, 2023
(Daily required zoom times listed on the program profile.)

Program Focus: Supporting Shark Guardian’s mission to advance the conservation of sharks and the natural environment through conservation and education in Thailand and around the world. Learn more.