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For Summer 2024, ACE is offering three international, in-person service programs. Programs vary in length from one to three weeks. Duke student-athletes will support community partner organizations in Costa Rica, South Africa, and (for the first time ever) Panama. Attend info sessions and meet n’ greets to learn more. Find all of your questions answered on our FAQ page. Ready to begin your application? Follow our step-by-step guide and start your application on Dec. 6 when the portal opens.

Note: 2024-2025 ACE programs and dates will be announced Fall 2024.

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ACE in Panama *NEW*

1 week: May 5 – May 13, 2024

Student-athletes will plan and facilitate an after-school sports camp for youth in rural Panamanian communities, promoting leadership skills and teamwork among participants. Read more about ACE in Panama.

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ACE in Costa Rica

2 weeks: June 16 – June 30, 2024

Student-athletes will contribute to the long-term management and conservation of Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge and work on conservation-focused projects with local community members in the Costa Rican village of Gandoca to promote wildlife and ecosystem conservation and sustainable resource use. Read more about ACE in Costa Rica.

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ACE in South Africa

3 weeks: June 29 – July 20, 2024

Student-athletes will contribute to self-empowerment and sustainable development projects in communities around Cape Town through educational workshops and supporting local outreach and educational awareness programs. Read more about ACE in South Africa.