PHOTO: HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT (SHTM)
University Filmworks recently looked into the history of SHTM and PolyU to discover: "What Makes a University Great", finding a story of leadership behind one of the highest rated faculties in the world. Like many international education programs and opportunities, the story behind the success of the School and their students was an untold gem in academia.
Why Make Films on International Educational Programs
Study Abroad Journal's research found that international education programing is not well-represented in independent film, documentary and news reporting. This knowledge gap is partly attributed to the fact that the responsible and objective production of film and video is a challenging area of journalism given the technical nature of managing lighting, sound and the camera, especially when in the field in a foreign country.
In this light, Study Abroad Journal has set the stage for a new brand of journalism, providing front-line reporting on the background and experience of students and faculty interwoven with international field programs, universities and countries around the planet.