Sam studied history, archeology, classiscs and historical linguistics in Germany and the U.S.
He holds a degree in modern history (M.A. Neuere Geschichte) and in Indo-European linguistics (M.A. Indogermanistik) from the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena/Germany. His research focuses on cultural and social studies.
He was a doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg studying the linguistic history of the Luxembourgish language.