The Buffalo Review is producing a number of stories and podcasts highlighting the experience of foreign exchange students in Australia. This semester, Brianna Shaffer, a junior media production major at Buffalo State, is reporting on her experiences while studying at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.
Many exchange students say they find balancing money, time management, socializing and independence to be some of the greatest challenges while living abroad. Adelaide, Australia is one of many exchange locations offered to SUNY students where they can put their independence, social life and budgeting to the test.
In the fourth episode, we discussed festival keynote speaker Kyle Bradstreet, the impact of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the popularity of zombie films. Bradstreet is the award winning executive producer and writer for “Mr. Robot” on USA Network.
In the third episode, we spoke with Phil Hastings, founder of the SUNYWide Film Festival, about the history of the festival, how it has grown and his video documentation of the praying mantis.
In the second episode we spoke with Josh Adams, assistant professor at SUNY Oswego, about his quest to find a rare movie used in the Steven Spielberg film “Minority Report.”
The Buffalo Review will produce a number of stories and podcasts highlighting the experience of foreign exchange students in Australia. Many students from Buffalo State participate in the Study Abroad and National Student Exchange programs in countries such as Australia, England, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
Buffalo State will host the 8th annual SUNYWide Film Festival Nov. 9-11. The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system.