Thanks to the Principal’s Go Abroad Fund, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Annual Conference in Split, Croatia. It was such an amazing experience, I made friends with students from all over the world, and got to spend time with and network with people who have the same research interests as my own. Before I left, I was worried that I might forget something, but made sure to have a checklist of everything that I needed to bring. While I was there, I presented two pieces of my research, one through a poster presentation and one through an oral presentation as part of a symposium; I was also awarded the ‘Best Presentation Award’ for my poster! At the conference, I learned all about the other research that is being conducted in my field. After the conference ended, other students and I explored Croatia, and took in as much culture and local food as we could! I learned all about the history of Croatia by doing tours and by talking to the locals there. Below, you can find some highlights of my trip!
We had one day off before the conference started, so naturally, my friends I spent the day at a beautiful beach.
The view from the hotel where the conference was held was pretty amazing, and the abundance of sunshine made it difficult to stay inside!
On the first day of the conference I presented my poster, and did my oral presentation on second day.
After the conference, some fellow students and I took a day trip to Krka National Park, one of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen.
The next day we took a ferry to Dubrovnik from Split, and spent the day in the ancient walled city (of course pretending to be in Game of Thrones 🙂 )
This trip was so much fun, and Croatia is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, I can’t wait to go back!