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Thank you, Peru.

Published by Emily Klingaman, Stanford Women's Softball
As I adjust back into my normal life in the United States, I am continuously met with the question, “How…
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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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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 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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Five Moments that Most Stand Out

Published by Matthias Frick, Duke Men's Soccer
1. The views  Shangri-La offers breathtaking views, and I enjoyed every second of it. Be it the view from the…
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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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Connecting with the Kids

Published by Areta Buness (Stanford Women's Lacrosse) and Josh Romine (Duke Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country)
Our ACE team is spending three weeks at the China Exploration and Research Society (CERS) Zhongdian Center, just outside of…
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