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“ACE came at an important point in our daughter’s life as she was turning 20 and approaching her junior year at Duke. Beyond four semesters at Duke, she had not been away from home for an extended period and now she would be halfway around the world immersed in an historic culture. She learned greater engagement skills, taught incredible children and worked side by side with students from Stanford. We were glad that she had the opportunity to represent Duke University abroad and were impressed with her awareness and gratitude for the experience.”

Michael Kerr, Father of a Duke #ACEathlete in India (Summer 2017)

ACE Supports Student-Athletes

ACE supports student-athletes by creating programs that provide students with unique opportunities to engage with communities abroad. We also want to build safe programs, so our team works closely with risk management at Duke and Stanford. Above all, we want to ensure that we have done all we can do to reduce risks.

We also partner with Duke Student Health and Vaden Health Center at Stanford as well as athletic trainers, nutrition, and sports medicine at both schools. Our goal is to provide participants with the best possible preparation and care before, during and after the program.

female student athlete giving laughing child a piggyback ride


Do you have questions about your student-athlete’s health, safety, communication and travel? Our FAQs share the steps ACE puts in place to provide your student-athlete with a safe and transformative experience. Learn more.

Hear from Families

Do you want to hear from ACE families who have had participants in past years? Learn how ACE supports student-athletes.