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Before students depart for their ACE program, they will prepare for their experience from the moment they receive notification of their acceptance. Through program-specific meetings, online modules, and an on-campus training session with ACE participants at each campus, students will build their skills and broaden their perspectives in preparation. Throughout the pre-departure process, students will receive weekly “Staying on pACE” emails reminding them of what they need to do to prepare.

Timeline

Late March

  • Deadline to submit required documents for participation including a copy of a passport valid for 6 months past the end date of your program
  • Sign up for student health appointment

April/May

  • pACE (preparing for ACE) pre-departure meeting (all ACE students at each campus are required to attend)
    • Duke: Monday, April 22, 6-9pm, in the Fourth Floor Press Room of Blue Devil Tower
    • Stanford: Wednesday, May 15 from 6-9pm in the AARC
  • Program-specific pre-departure meetings
    • Duke
      • Apr. 10 – ACE in Vietnam @ 5:00-6:30 pm / K-Center Classroom
      • Apr. 16 – ACE in Peru @ 12:00-1:30 pm / K-Center Classroom
      • Apr. 16 – ACE in South Africa @ 6:00-7:30 pm / K-Center Classroom
      • Apr. 20 – ACE in China @ 2:15-3:45 pm / K-Center Classroom
    • Stanford
      • Apr. 20 – ACE in China @ 3:00-4:30 pm /  Champions Conference Room, AARC
      • Apr. 28 – ACE in Vietnam @ 10:00-11:30 pm /  Champions Conference Room, AARC
      • May 30 – ACE in Peru @ 12:00-1:30 pm /  Champions Conference Room, AARC
      • May 30 – ACE in South Africa @ 7:00-8:30 pm /  Champions Conference Room, AARC
  • Online trainings including health and safety, travel, ethical documentation, and working with minors
  • Background check (program specific)
  • Travel booking
  • Visa applications (if required)