Life Goals – Lucas

Lucas Exner followed a chance to play soccer all the way from Muenster, Germany, to PennWest California. 

He’s found a welcoming community and a world of new experiences. This sport management major is a goalkeeper for the PennWest California soccer team. Being part of that team eased him into college life in the U.S. – including community service events and his first Thanksgiving at a teammate’s house. But what’s been the best surprise that came with studying at PennWest California? Here, professors treat him like an individual, not a number. And with the support of the Office of International Programming and Study Away, Lucas found his own unique place. It’s not an experience he could get at a bigger university. And it makes the journey more than worth it.

"I came to PennWest California because it was time for an adventure. It was now or never."