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ACE participants start preparing for their experience from the moment they receive notification of their acceptance. Through virtual program-specific meetings and online modules, and on-campus training sessions with ACE participants at each campus, ACE student-athletes build their skills and broaden their perspectives during preparation. Throughout the pre-departure process, participants receive weekly “Staying on pACE” emails reminding them of what they need to do to prepare.  ACE Ambassadors (ACE alumni leaders) play a pivotal role in preparing ACE participants as well.  As much as possible, the ACE staff take student-athletes’ practice times and competition schedules when planning required spring pre-departure meetings.


**A full pre-departure timeline for pre-departure will be available soon!