"I think they became more worldly as a result of this," said Wilson, who chaperoned the trip. "It just opens them up to the world."
"A lot of them had never even been on a plane before," said Spanish teacher Sarah Tremblay, who also chaperoned the trip.
The assembly featured six tables, each with interactive demonstrations developed and led by the well-traveled students. Students attending the program could view interpretive slideshows of Spanish architecture, hear about the traditions of bullfighting, or even sample a traditional Spanish tortilla recipe.
"It brings the experience back to the entire student body instead of just these students that went," said Wilson. "The little kids are asking when they get to go to Spain."
Wilson quoted a saying by Miriam Beard, who said, " Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent in the ideas of living."
"That sums it up for me," Wilson said.