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Shovel (not quite) Ready!

Published by Amanda Beach, Duke Women's Cross Country & Track and Field
Before we departed for ACE, there were several meetings, presentations, and webinars to get us acquainted with Peru and with…
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Meet the ACE in Peru Team

Published by Amanda Beach (Duke Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field) and Emily Schultz (Stanford Softball)
Each year, ACE student-athletes vote on a theme that connects across all four program locations. This theme supports ACE’s value…
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No Translation Necessary

Published by Michaela Reinhart, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
I thought I knew a lot about relationships before traveling to Vietnam. All sorts of relationships, too: friendships, dating relationships,…
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Language

Published by Jack Herkert (Stanford Men’s Track & Field), Tim Sah (Stanford Men's Tennis), and Michaela Reinhart (Duke Women's Cross Country and Track and Field)
Xin Chao! Or, hello, in Vietnamese. Despite our best efforts, Vietnamese is a very complicated language, and even after a…
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Running Buddies

Published by Veronica Brtek, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field and Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Jacie: It was around 5:30pm and Veronica and I were on our usual run: down the driveway (avoiding a multitude…
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New Teammates

Published by Veronica Brtek, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field; Haley Schleicher, Duke Field Hockey; and Mikaela Watson, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Due to the variety of sports that are represented on this trip, most of us assumed that we would be…
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“Kicking It” with the 2018 ACE in China Team

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving and Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
This summer, ACE students voted on a sports-related theme to document across all four programs.  For summer 2018, "kicks" or…
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Unfamiliar Roadblocks

Published by Veronica Brtek, Duke Women's Cross Country & Track and Field
Despite being in a foreign country where we are faced with language barriers and constant stares, what has made me…
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