Our final day of the conference was the most anticipated day of our stay in Malta—as we anxiously awaited our symposium presentation. Our presentation titled, “Getting to Know the Diversity of ISPA” focused on the history of ISPA, member profiles, the internal structure of the organization, and finally a detailed analysis of a member-wide survey. The presentation sparked an engaging conversation in which members voiced their perceptions of how the association is carrying out its mission, thus accomplishing the goal of educating attendees about the association and inspiring members to become more involved. Not only was this a great experience to present at a professional conference, but also a chance to understand the unique roles school psychologists play in their respective countries.
As we packed up our suitcases to unfortunately depart, we had time to reflect upon our journey throughout the Maltese islands. Each day was full of learning new public transportation systems, adjusting to the intense heat due to a greener lifestyle, and acquiring sayings from multiple languages that we will take home as personal souvenirs.
From the red sanded beaches of Gozo, to the clear aqua waters of Camino, to the vibrantly colored buses of Malta, our trip has been remarkable. We hope that you have enjoyed this window into our Maltese experience.
Ciao! Cheers! Goodbye!
-Ashley, Caryn, Lauren, and Mandi