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Students on soccer field in Costa Rica

Gandoca Passion

Published by Alden Keller, Duke Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
For two weeks, eleven student-athletes and I had the amazing opportunity to live and work in a small community on…
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students jumping on beach in Costa Rica

Está Bien

Published by Sydney Tomlak, Duke Volleyball
‘Está bien,’ which translates to ‘it’s good’ in English, has become my favorite phrase during the past two weeks I've…
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Student making cacao

Cacao, Community, and Change

Published by Alaina McVeigh, Duke Field Hockey
Reflecting on my ACE experience in Costa Rica, I did not have many expectations going in, but I left ready…
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students in boat in Costa Rica

Roots of Joy

Published by Nora Conaty, Duke Rowing
I find it difficult to reflect on two weeks' worth of experiences in a couple of paragraphs, but I will…
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woman smiling in front ofwater overlook

Dear Future Self

Published by Jala Wright, Duke Softball
Dear Future Self, 5 years from now hopefully you are married and traveling the world with your spouse (LOL). If…
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man outside in forest looking at tarp

Staying Present

Published by Michael Bennett, Duke Men’s Track & Field
I learned so much during this ACE experience, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have an experience like…
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