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  • Submit all registration material on time (including a valid passport) and complete ACE Participation Agreement
  • Participate in all pre-program virtual/in-person orientation meetings (including, but not limited to):
    • Virtual ACE Welcome and Orientation Meeting with all ACE participants (March 7)
    • In-person on-campus pre-program meeting covering topics such as ethical service, health and safety, etc. (date TBD, April)
    • Two virtual program-specific meetings with your ACE program/project team, Ambassadors, and program leaders (April – June, dependent on program departure date)
  • Complete Duke working with minors training and background check
  • Complete pre-travel health visit at Duke Student Health
  • Complete pre-travel Canvas course on health and safety

During Program

  • Engage and contribute to a positive group dynamic
  • Actively contribute to your program team and community partner projects
  • Participate in reflection discussions
  • Share about your experience via ACE blog and social media


  • Provide feedback and reflection on ACE experience via end-of-program survey
  • Write a letter of gratitude thanking the donors for the experience
  • Participate in ACE back-on-campus events during the academic year
  • Develop a personal ACE Action Plan and work with ACE staff on the implementation
  • Commit to staying involved as an ACE Ambassador!