Over the last ten weeks, our group of fifteen students has explored the deepest corners of two Durhams that many of my hometown friends have never even heard of. In Durham, NC we learned about the surrounding city and people that often go ignored or undiscovered by Duke students through our worksites and enrichment activities, but much of that exploration remained an individual task. In Durham, England, on the other hand, we were thrown together in a hallway very much reminiscent of boarding school stories. We got to know each other, much more than any of us thought possible at the start or even midpoint of our program, with sayings and habitual acts that few of the people from home will ever hope to understand. We travelled, attempting to be cultured on our two or three days outside the walking (or hiking) town that we wandered through every day. We slept very little and ate very much in an attempt to understand every aspect of English culture, day and night (or at least until the shops' and restaurants' summer hours ended). The theme of our program was economic development, but our experience was so much more than that. We learned about the history of mining culture, walked in commemorative parades, volunteered at festivals and frequented some restaurants to the point of becoming regulars with "the usual" as an accepted form of order. Of course our work with each respective worksite was a significant focus and took up most of our days, but the overall impression that I have of Durham, England is a hodgepodge of riverside walks, boat rides, and countryside hikes, trips to M&S or Tesco, and that one time I visited a full scale prison. I guess it's hard to summarize what we did in a few words, but I know that the people and places I've gotten to know this summer will stick with me for a long time.