We began day three of the ISPA conference by attending the keynote lecture presented by Dr. Chris Forlin, a professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in China. As students who have been stressed at the possibility of servicing three schools in Chicago, we were quite shocked to learn that China currently has one psychologist servicing an average of seven schools at one time. Even more shocking is the fact that this number is an improvement from 2003 when the average was 30 schools per school psychologist!
After enjoying an informative day at the conference, it was time to play! We set out this afternoon to take in some historical sites in Malta. We chose to visit Mdina, an ancient walled city dating back to 1000 BC which throughout the centuries has been under Phoenician, Roman and Arab control. Mdina, also known as the silent city, is nestled in the center of the island and sits around 220 meters above sea level. This great height allows the walled city to boast a breathtaking view of the Maltese Islands. In addition to the spectacular views, Mdina enchants its visitors as they wind through narrow alleys lined with high stone walls and vibrant flowers.