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What I Learned About Culture

Published by Josh Romine, Duke Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
When I set out to Shangri-La with ACE, I expected to learn more about the local culture. I knew I…
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Five Moments that Most Stand Out

Published by Matthias Frick, Duke Men's Soccer
1. The views  Shangri-La offers breathtaking views, and I enjoyed every second of it. Be it the view from the…
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A Welcoming Community

Published by Mike Ungvarsky, Duke Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field
Before the plane took off for South Africa, the one aspect I was most nervous about was the reaction we…
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Interactive History

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
History as a subject was never something I enjoyed. However, I have always been fascinated with stories of the past,…
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Dog In India

Hospitality

Published by Verity Abel, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving
My first experiences and introductions in India have been completely enlightening. I have had such a pleasure learning of this…
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Good Morning, Ma’am

Published by Celia Macrae, Duke Women's Rowing
Five days ago, I visited at the Vidya School for the first time to see the place I would be…
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Leaving With More Than We Came With

Published by Chloë Lewis, Duke Women's Lacrosse
The three weeks that our ACE team spent exploring and coaching in South Africa flew by.  During our first two…
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ACE in South Africa Group at an Overlook of Gordon's Bay

Looking Past the Clouds

Published by Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track and Field
Molweni! The first week of ACE in South Africa has been amazing and we’ve already learned so much in such…
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The Rainbow Nation

Published by Araad Fisher, Duke Men's Wrestling
When I first arrived in South Africa, my perception of this nation was built from a combination of school classes…
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