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Meet The ACE in South Africa 2019 Team

Published by Sunny Villapando (Stanford Beach Volleyball), Mike Ungvarsky (Duke Cross Country and Track & Field) and Blake Wilson (Stanford Men's Gymnastics)
Each year, ACE student-athletes vote on a theme that connects across all four program locations. This theme supports ACE’s value…
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A Day in the Life in ACE in South Africa

Published by Jazz Moreno (Duke Women's Softball) and Caitlin Keefe (Stanford Women's Volleyball)
Hi, or as we have learned in our first week, “Moloweni!” This is Jazz (a rising senior on the Duke Softball team) and Caitlin…
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Enriching Experiences

Published by Sarah Nelson (Duke Women's Volleyball) and Hannah Howell (Stanford Women's Softball)
We are staying in a guest house in Gordon’s Bay, about 45 minutes west of Cape Town. The community we…
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young females enjoying a sunset in Gordon’s Bay

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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Amelia and Max sitting with view of ocean

10 Things I’ve Learned from You

Published by Amelia Smith, Stanford Beach Volleyball and Max Feldman, Duke Men's Soccer
Coming to South Africa to work with children, we all expected to learn from the people we worked with since…
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Unbreakable Ties

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track and Field and Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
In writing a paired-blog, we could talk about something extremely basic like our differences. For example, how one of us…
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ACE in South Africa group posing on top of mountain

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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Interview with a Chicagoan

Published by Anja Zehfuss, Stanford Women's Rowing and Kayla McCoy, Duke Women's Soccer
Kayla and Anja Traveling all the way to South Africa for a civic engagement program, we never expected to meet…
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ACE Student-Athletes and Kids Playing Steal the Bacon Outside

Second Week in Gordon’s Bay

Published by Chloë Lewis, Duke Women's Lacrosse, and Chelsea Red-Horse Mohl, Stanford Women’s Beach Volleyball
Our second week in Gordon’s Bay was the last week for the sports program we were running for the kids in…
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Sign about Segregation Posted in the District 6 Museum

Culture and Perspective

Published by Maya Jackson, Stanford Women’s Softball, and Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track & Field
The past week’s reflections and activities focused on cultural diversity and the history of the townships and South Africa. On…
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