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What I Learned About Culture

Published by Josh Romine, Duke Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
When I set out to Shangri-La with ACE, I expected to learn more about the local culture. I knew I…
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Five Moments that Most Stand Out

Published by Matthias Frick, Duke Men's Soccer
1. The views  Shangri-La offers breathtaking views, and I enjoyed every second of it. Be it the view from the…
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Meet our Community Partners

Published by Emily Klingaman (Stanford Softball) & Carly Perri (Duke Women's Swimming and Diving)
Our ACE team here in Cusco, Peru is part of a community development program run by GVI, which is responsible…
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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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Interactive History

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
History as a subject was never something I enjoyed. However, I have always been fascinated with stories of the past,…
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7 Days, 7 Lessons Learned

Published by Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
1. History is important.  In the first week of this program, much of our schedule has been centered around learning…
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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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At Our Core

Published by MacKenzie Kerr, Duke Women's Track and Field, and Taylor Kirkpatrick, Stanford Women's Sailing
On Thursday afternoon, with the guidance of Mono Singh, our ACE group visited three different religious sites in Delhi. We…
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