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7AM Curry

Published by Suhas Chundi, Stanford Wrestling
The ACE in Place South Africa program was eye-opening and possibly even life-changing. I've always had the passion to change…
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3,000 Miles Close

Published by Catherine Purnell, Duke Women’s Swimming & Diving
I was nervous going into my ACE experience, as I had no idea what it would look like. I was…
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Zoom Connections

Published by Sydney Yap, Duke Volleyball
As a sophomore in high school scrolling through the Duke Athletics website in awe, the ACE Program was an experience…
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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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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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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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Language Immersion

Published by Mia Paulsen (Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving) and Esteban Suarez (Duke Men's Track & Field)
Peru’s two dominant languages are Spanish and Quechua.  As part of our ACE program we visited a local community called…
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