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Home Cooking

Published by Esteban Suarez, Duke Men's Track and Field
Food is a large outward expression of love in Hispanic cultures. Raised on this notion, I sought out all the…
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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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The Little Moments

Published by Kate Littlejohn, Stanford Women's Rowing
My ACE trip has been packed with experiences that I will remember for a very long time. Looking back though,…
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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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Sharing Passion Through Art

Published by Kelsey McGinley, Stanford Women's Rowing
Throughout my experience in Peru, I faced many challenges – difficult to overcome, but incredibly rewarding to do so. As…
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El Poder del Lenguaje

Published by Emily Schultz, Stanford Women's Softball
Throughout my 3 weeks in Cusco, Peru, the most rewarding moments were those that sparked a conversation through the Spanish…
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What Does it Mean to be Grateful?

Published by Taylor Scornavacco, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
Having gratitude for the little things in life is something we actively focused on during our trip, and to say…
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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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