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“The ACE experience has provided growth beyond our expectations through international travel, culture entrenchment, and community service that will have a lasting impact on Kelsey as she starts her post-college career.”

Craig Zampa, Father of a Duke #ACEinCostaRica Athlete (Summer 2023)

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. Above all, we want to ensure that we have done all we can do to reduce risks.

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




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.