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Home Cooking

Published by Esteban Suarez, Duke Men's Track and Field
Food is a large outward expression of love in Hispanic cultures. Raised on this notion, I sought out all the…
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What Defines Culture?

Published by Alex Miley, Duke Men's Cross Country & Track and Field
This is a question that I started to wrestle with about a week into my ACE experience. The location we…
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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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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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Vietnamese Vacationland

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track and Field
This first week and a half in Vietnam has been incredible. From the moment we set down in Vietnam I…
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Happy Birthday CeCe!

Published by Jack Keelan, Stanford Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
A couple nights ago started like the rest of the nights in Shangri-la. We had finished dinner, walked around exploring…
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Get Lost

Published by Tanner Johnson, Duke Men's Track & Field
Wong How Man is an explorer. Ever since his early years in Hong Kong, he’s been tapping into what he…
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ACE Student-Athletes on Mountainous Overlook

Obstacles and New Experiences on the Rise

Published by Trevor Rex (S-M Track & Field) & Lizzie Devitt (D-W Swimming & Diving)
This past week our ACE group transitioned from the classroom to the streets of South Africa. Last weekend, we were…
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