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Meet the ACE in China 2019 Team

Published by Jordan Fong (Stanford Women’s Track and Field) and Alex Miley (Duke Men’s Cross Country & Track and Field)
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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Connecting with the Kids

Published by Areta Buness (Stanford Women's Lacrosse) and Josh Romine (Duke Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country)
Our ACE team is spending three weeks at the China Exploration and Research Society (CERS) Zhongdian Center, just outside of…
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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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Language

Published by Jack Herkert (Stanford Men’s Track & Field), Tim Sah (Stanford Men's Tennis), and Michaela Reinhart (Duke Women's Cross Country and Track and Field)
Xin Chao! Or, hello, in Vietnamese. Despite our best efforts, Vietnamese is a very complicated language, and even after a…
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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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Reflections Through Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track & Field
On most weekday mornings—barring downpour or exhaustion—Mitch, Jillian and I wake up at 4:45am and are out the door at…
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Novelty Embedded Within a Familiar Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track and Field and Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing
Jake and Eoin As Jake and I sit here brainstorming what we could possibly write about, we could not help…
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Vietnamese Vacationland

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track and Field
This first week and a half in Vietnam has been incredible. From the moment we set down in Vietnam I…
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ACE Student-Athletes at a Chinese Birthday Party

Happy Birthday CeCe!

Published by Jack Keelan, Stanford Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
A couple nights ago started like the rest of the nights in Shangri-la. We had finished dinner, walked around exploring…
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ACE Student-Athletes Working Outside in the Mud

Get Lost

Published by Tanner Johnson, Duke Men's Track & Field
Wong How Man is an explorer. Ever since his early years in Hong Kong, he’s been tapping into what he…
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