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3,000 Miles Close

Published by Catherine Purnell, Duke Women’s Swimming & Diving
I was nervous going into my ACE experience, as I had no idea what it would look like. I was…
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The Power of Community

Published by Mia Paulsen, Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
The photo above is of Taylor and me on our first day working in Pongobamba. We arrived early in the…
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Collaboration and Inspiration

Published by Brittany Kampfer, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving
The one ACE value that stood out to me during my experience was teamwork, though other values were intricately woven…
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Delving into the Foundation of the Culture of Pongobamba

Published by Kelsey McGinley (Stanford Women's Rowing) and Brittany Kampfer (Duke Women's Swimming & Diving)
Through interactions with both CBC and the Pongobamba community during our first week, we experienced firsthand different aspects of their…
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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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Connecting With Culture

Published by Nate Hartley (Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving) and Carolina Sculti (Stanford Women’s Swimming and Diving)
We arrived in Shangri-La almost one week ago, where we are staying at the Chinese Exploration & Research Society Center…
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Sharing the Experience of Henna

Published by Kylie Jordan, Duke Women's Swimming & Diving
On the last day at the D.A.V. school where we were volunteering, the students and teachers wanted to thank us…
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Homestays

Published by Kylie Jordan, Duke Women's Swimming & Diving and Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track & Field
It’s important to take into consideration that neither of us had ever done a homestay before this experience, so the…
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