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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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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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Deeper than the Surface of Volunteering

Published by Sarah Nelson, Duke Women’s Volleyball
This trip was an unforgettable experience. More than the tangibles, I learned so many important lessons about life. These kids…
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Zola: A Loving Community

Published by Hannah Howell, Stanford Softball
Before embarking on the long journey to South Africa, I had heard only positive things about the ACE program. Everyone…
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Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve

Published by Caitlin Keefe, Stanford Women's Volleyball
On June 17, 2019 I entered the small township of Zola for the first time. I was excited, a little bit nervous…
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Finding a Purpose

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track & Field
One moment. A snapshot. A humbling experience. An occasion that stuck with me. One instance that gave me a purpose.…
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Teacher! Teacher!

Published by Kayla McCoy, Duke Women's Soccer
On our first day of work at ACJ primary school in the South African township of Nomzamo, the team of…
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