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After COVID-19 led to the cancellation of international travel in March 2020, ACE developed “ACE in Place” – an optional five-week online engagement experience for our 2020 accepted student-athletes. ACE in Place provided participants with the opportunity to join the ACE community and prepare for future engagement experiences. Read more about ACE in Place.

Interested in applying for an ACE program? Check out our originally planned 2020 programs below. Information about 2021 programs will be updated late 2020/early 2021.

ACE in Peru

July 18 – August 8, 2020
Supporting community development and environmental conservation programs through education-related initiatives and infrastructure projects in indigenous communities in the Cusco region. Learn more about the ACE in Peru program.


ACE in South Africa

June 13 – July 4, 2020
Assisting in running a sports school holiday program for children and community workshops for adults in the informal community of Nomzamo and Zola Townships near Gordon’s Bay. Learn more about the ACE in South Africa program.


ACE in Thailand**NEW for 2020**

June 13 – July 4, 2020
Contributing to the development of marginalized students, migrants, and refugee youth living in Thailand through academic support, leadership training, and physical education. Learn more about the ACE in Thailand program.


ACE in Vietnam

June 18 – July 12, 2020
Teaching 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 about the ACE in Vietnam program.