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  • Submit all registration materials on-time including valid passport
  • Complete all required health appointments at your student health center
  • Pick up any required prescriptions at your student health pharmacy
  • Participate in all pre-departure orientations and online training (including, but not limited to):
    • PACE (preparing for ACE) pre-departure meeting on-campus with all ACE participants at your campus (date/time TBD based on participants’ collective availability)
    • One, on-campus program specific pre-departure meeting
    • One, virtual pre-departure session with your other program participants from Duke and Stanford
    • Online training modules about topics such as health and safety, travel, working with minors, etc.


  • Actively contribute to your program site and community partner projects
  • Participate in reflection discussions
  • Engage and contribute to a positive group dynamic
  • Share about your experience via the ACE program blog (two individual posts and one partner post)


  • Write a letter of gratitude thanking the donors for the experience
  • Develop your personal ACE Action Plan
  • Participate in ACE back-on-campus events and reunions
  • Commit to sharing about your experience with your coach and teammates
  • Promote ACE to other student-athletes during next application cycle
  • Consider applying to serve as an ACE Ambassador