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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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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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A Small Impact

Published by Jazz Moreno, Duke Softball
As soon as I applied for ACE in South Africa, the only expectation I had was that I was going…
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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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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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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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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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A Rugby Crash Course for Two Beginners

Published by Teaghan Cowles, Stanford Women's Softball, and Sean Tate, Duke Men's Swimming & Diving
As a softball player and a swimmer, neither of us knew anything about rugby: the teams, the rules, or even how points…
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