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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 Through Language

Published by Jameson Kavel (Duke Women's Softball) and Michaela Gordon (Stanford Women's Tennis)
“Molo!” This is Michaela Gordon from Stanford Women’s Tennis and Jameson Kavel from Duke Softball. We’ve had a great first week…
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Thankful

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis
After a 42-hour journey that included five flights and a layover in Canada, I sit at home reflecting on my…
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Language: Barrier or Bond?

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis and Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
Izzy: "English is actually my second language. When my mom and dad immigrated to the States, they both knew that…
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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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Passion and Inspiration

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis
After being accepted into the ACE in China program, I was ecstatic. One of my major inspirations for applying to…
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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis
In our pre-departure meetings for the ACE program, I recall Emily Durham, our dedicated program director, telling us that “ACE…
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A Video Reflection from Gordon’s Bay, South Africa

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis and Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Although we seem to live very similar lives as student-athletes at highly competitive universities both athletically and academically, we both…
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Come Together

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis
In the words of South African theologian and human rights advocate Desmond Tutu, “my humanity is bound up in yours,…
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