Skip to main content
zoom screenshot where all people have chef hat filter on

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…
Read more
zoom screenshot of children forming a heart with their arms

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…
Read more
zoom screenshot with thumbs up

A Life Changing Summer

Published by Keeley Akagi, Stanford Field Hockey
This was the best summer experience I could have ever imagined for myself. Working with other Vietnamese college students and…
Read more
zoom screenshot of women making funny faces

My Home Away from Home

Published by Sydney Steele, Stanford Softball
One thing I was able to learn through volunteering in ACE is that trying new things is not as scary…
Read more
sunset

Zulu Dances in my Living Room

Published by Faith Zhefuss, Stanford Lightweight Rowing
Participating in ACE in Place South Africa expanded my world view and understanding of ethical service. I had doubts about…
Read more
zoom screenshot of women making heart symbols with their hands

Staying Present

Published by Addie Stonecipher, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Going into my ACE experience this summer, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I was excited to interact with…
Read more
two women looking out

The Power of Community

Published by Mia Paulsen, Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
The photo above is of Taylor and me on our first day working in Pongobamba. We arrived early in the…
Read more
women wearing large hats and colorful shawls looking at ovelrook

Sharing Passion Through Art

Published by Kelsey McGinley, Stanford Women's Rowing
Throughout my experience in Peru, I faced many challenges – difficult to overcome, but incredibly rewarding to do so. As…
Read more
group photo in front of overlook

El Poder del Lenguaje

Published by Emily Schultz, Stanford Women's Softball
Throughout my 3 weeks in Cusco, Peru, the most rewarding moments were those that sparked a conversation through the Spanish…
Read more
young adult walking and holding hands with two children outside

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.…
Read more