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Learning in Zola

Published by Sunny Villapando, Stanford Beach Volleyball
After being home for no more than 24 hours, I find myself lamenting over the end of this trip already.…
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Zola: A Loving Community

Published by Hannah Howell, Stanford Softball
Before embarking on the long journey to South Africa, I had heard only positive things about the ACE program. Everyone…
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Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve

Published by Caitlin Keefe, Stanford Women's Volleyball
On June 17, 2019 I entered the small township of Zola for the first time. I was excited, a little bit nervous…
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The Power of Children

Published by Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track and Field
During my time in India, I had the pleasure of working with Butterflies, a local NGO, as well as D.A.V.…
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Lessons Forever Learned

Published by Blake Sun, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
Even though three weeks is a relatively short period of time for anyone to completely understand a foreign culture, I…
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Video: “ACE 2018: 21 Days in China”

Published by Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
In the Hong Kong airport, awaiting the flight that would return us to the United States, everyone agreed that July 14 (the…
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Pleasantly Surprised

Published by Mikaela Watson, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Now that our ACE in China program has reached its close, I have had the chance to reflect on my…
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Finding Familiarity Everywhere

Published by Julia Persche, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
A little over a week and a half ago we landed in Delhi to begin the 2018 ACE India program.…
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Welcomed With Open Arms

Published by Valerie Przekop, Stanford Women's Track and Field
During the first week in India, our ACE group had the pleasure of visiting a local school three times to…
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Two Worlds Collide

Published by Blake Sun, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
My first week and a half in India has definitely been an exciting one as I’ve started to become more…
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