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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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Comfort with Discomfort

Published by Noah Vigran, Stanford Men's Swimming and Diving
Headed into my ACE in China experience, I really only had one small worry on my mind.  Our destination, Shangri-La,…
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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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The Best Advice

Published by Madison Dunk, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Going into the ACE program, we received thorough training and countless pieces of advice, both applying to the general ACE…
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Mindfulness and Conquering the Unknown

Published by Carolina Sculti, Stanford Women's Swimming and Diving
This summer I was given the opportunity to travel to Shangri-La, China with the ACE program and participate in three…
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Inspired by the Campers

Published by Areta Buness, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Before the ACE program, I didn’t have much experience working with younger children, except for middle and high school girls lacrosse camps.…
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Meet the ACE in Peru Team

Published by Amanda Beach (Duke Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field) and Emily Schultz (Stanford Softball)
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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Day in the Life – ACE in Peru 2019 Edition

Published by Taylor Scornavacco (Stanford Women's Lacrosse) and Josh Finesilver (Duke Wrestling)
5:15AM Wake up, get ready, and throw on some workout clothes. 5:30AM Go out for a run. Cusco sits above…
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