Lucas Sommer

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Lucas Sommer

Before coming to RIOU, Sochi, I was studying business administration and played football in the United States. The education at the RIOU was a unique experience for me, which I cherish because I was able to learn from the best professors in the field and study with other students from many different countries.

The international environment helped me grow personally and professionally. After the study program here I will go to the US to coach football for a few months and afterwards I plan to go back to Germany and work for a football club which is called ‘Sсhalke’. They play in the German Bundesliga. I want to do sports marketing for them. I think Russia is a beautiful country.

Sochi is one of the most beautiful cities I have been to. I like the vibe, the people, the location, the climate. It has been a great experience. I have to say I did not expect it to be that nice. At the university we were able to study at the highest standards. Everything is well organized. We were challenged. We grew constantly. We learned so many things from different professors from around the world. What I liked a lot is a practical approach at the university. I was able to do internship at the Sochi football club. I was working with them to increase match attendance. It was nice to get practical experience during my studies. I would recommend this university to anyone who wants to get a good education, especially in international environment. We lived in very nice conditions. You can really focus on as much knowledge as possible.