As part of the Undergraduate and Graduate program, RIASA offers the opportunity for a London Summer internship. Internship opportunities exist across a number of global businesses in one of the worlds best cities for banking, insurance, professional sports organizations and marketing.
London offers may opportunities across many varied and diverse businesses.
Sports, Businesses, Marketing or Banking – London has it all for your professional development in order to build a stand out resume with a degree that is cutting edge in the world of International Sports management
The RIASA program has offered me a unique and exciting opportunity to continue playing soccer while earning an American accredited Master’s Degree. From a soccer perspective, getting to train and play games year round is different and I’m enjoying every minute of it.
The quality staff RIASA boasts is top of the line and really care about the players. Lee Duxbury set myself and the other two postgraduate goalkeepers up with a week long trail at Everton FC. Yes, the same one with Tim Howard!
On the academic side, I’ve noticed the classes are fairly intense and require much greater devotion of time outside of class than my undergraduate experience. I’ve learned a lot and hope to be graduating with a MA in Sport Law, & Society in September. It’s a rare opportunity to receive a postgraduate degree in a year.
Overall, the experiences I’ve had through the RIASA program are, in my opinion, unparalleled. Living in Leeds, meeting great new people, having a fantastic time playing soccer (football), and getting a master’s degree all in one. There’s very few places like it, and anybody who has the opportunity to participate shouldn’t hesitate.
The RIASA experience has been an excellent opportunity for physical and mental self-development. I've learned a lot about myself, had the opportunity to meet several like-minded people, and have had the chance to travel to places I never thought I'd ever go. I would definitely recommend IASA for any student trying to broaden their horizons. Being able to play football everyday is a blessing in itself but having people on staff like Dawn Craven (the Director of Operations at RIASA), made the experience that much more enjoyable. Being able to play football at this level after college has been great. The educational aspect of the program is another bonus. Being able to get a master's degree in a year, as opposed to two years in the States, is a positive that I don't even have to explain. Leeds is definitely a college town and there is always something to do for students. Living in England has also given me a completely different perspective than that of the United States and has helped me become more cultured. I think to really enjoy and appreciate the IASA experience you should keep an open mind and just make the most out of it. It might be tough being away from home for a year, in a different country. Overall this experience has definitely made me a better/stronger person and it's a win-win situation, you get to play an extra year of football while working towards a master's degree.