For the first nine days, the students each got to stay with a host family and learn about their daily lives. They then traveled for a day to Toledo, and then to Barcelona for the last four days of their stay.
Some of the places they visited included many famous churches and cathedrals, as well as el Prado, a well-known art museum.
During the homestay, students were able to travel to different sites with their host families. The students discovered that the culture in Spain is very different from here, and were able to get a better perspective and awareness of the lives of people in another country.
All of the students afterwards felt that their Spanish greatly improved, both in comprehension and speaking. They also made many friends, which some students still talk with today.
Melissa Pelkey, a student who went on the trip, said that, “The food over there is amazing, especially their ‘fro yo’ and even McDonald’s is better!”
When all is said and done, the trip to Spain was an educational and life-changing event for the students who attended, and will continue to influence their views on the world