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What Defines Culture?

Published by Alex Miley, Duke Men's Cross Country & Track and Field
This is a question that I started to wrestle with about a week into my ACE experience. The location we…
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Shovel (not quite) Ready!

Published by Amanda Beach, Duke Women's Cross Country & Track and Field
Before we departed for ACE, there were several meetings, presentations, and webinars to get us acquainted with Peru and with…
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Takeaways from Shangri-La

Published by Nate Hartley, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
This coming year, I have been selected to be one of the captains for my swim team. I knew going into this ACE…
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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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Last Moments

Published by Aaron Wright, Duke Football
The months leading up to departure were packed with online modules, video chats, and plenty of advice from former participants,…
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No Translation Necessary

Published by Michaela Reinhart, Duke Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
I thought I knew a lot about relationships before traveling to Vietnam. All sorts of relationships, too: friendships, dating relationships,…
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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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Deeper than the Surface of Volunteering

Published by Sarah Nelson, Duke Women’s Volleyball
This trip was an unforgettable experience. More than the tangibles, I learned so many important lessons about life. These kids…
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