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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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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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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis
In our pre-departure meetings for the ACE program, I recall Emily Durham, our dedicated program director, telling us that “ACE…
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Leaving With More Than We Came With

Published by Chloë Lewis, Duke Women's Lacrosse
The three weeks that our ACE team spent exploring and coaching in South Africa flew by.  During our first two…
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Coming Home

Published by Chelsea Red-Horse Mohl, Stanford Women's Beach Volleyball
These past three weeks in South Africa have been both filled with ups and downs and experiences that will forever…
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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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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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The Land of a Thousand Tongues

Published by Teaghan Cowles, Stanford Women's Softball
Spend one day in South Africa and you can experience all four seasons; spend an hour and you might hear…
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