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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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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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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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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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Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned

Published by Tim Sah, Stanford Men's Tennis
“For the past three weeks, we have been your teachers and coaches, but you all have taught us more than…
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