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Open Hearts and Open Minds

Published by Laurel Foster, Stanford Sailing
After much of my college experience was defined by the pandemic and coming in and out of lockdowns, I took…
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A Transformative Time

Published by Tatum Boyd, Stanford Softball
Dear Future Self, Looking back on this three-week virtual engagement, there are so many experiences I’d like to remember and…
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Mindfulness and Conquering the Unknown

Published by Carolina Sculti, Stanford Women's Swimming and Diving
This summer I was given the opportunity to travel to Shangri-La, China with the ACE program and participate in three…
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Inspired by the Campers

Published by Areta Buness, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Before the ACE program, I didn’t have much experience working with younger children, except for middle and high school girls lacrosse camps.…
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Sharing Is More Than Caring

Published by Isabelle Pilson, Stanford Field Hockey
In Vietnam, sharing is more than simply caring.  There, it is a way of existence — a natural inclination in…
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Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned

Published by Tim Sah, Stanford Men's Tennis
“For the past three weeks, we have been your teachers and coaches, but you all have taught us more than…
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Lessons to Last a Lifetime

Published by Blake Wilson, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
While our three weeks in South Africa have come to a close, the lessons I have learned and the memories…
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Sala Kakuhle, Zola

Published by Michaela Gordon, Stanford Women's Tennis
Going into the ACE program, I was prepared to soak in the South African culture, meet members of the Zola…
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Learning in Zola

Published by Sunny Villapando, Stanford Beach Volleyball
After being home for no more than 24 hours, I find myself lamenting over the end of this trip already.…
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