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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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The Big, Grey Rectangle

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
In our third week in Nomzamo, our group began doing construction at a daycare center in the local community. The…
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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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Sydnei and Aleeza sitting on a mountain with ocean in background

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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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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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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ACE athletes all sitting together outside

My New Network

Published by Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
My first week in South Africa has been the most immersive learning experience of my life. I have been so…
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ACE Student-Athletes Transporting Trash

Trash: The Musical

Published by Julia DiTosto, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
Monday through Thursday of our last week in South Africa, we made a pit stop on the way to the…
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