The Pre-Arrival Booklet provides you with all the necessary information for your studies in Les Roches.
This section of our website provides some general information and links to the more detailed documents that admitted students should read and process before they arrive on campus
All students, except Swiss nationals and students holding a Swiss B or C permanent residency permit, will be required to apply for a residence permit within 48 hours of arriving in Switzerland. To complete this procedure, students must bring a copy of the documents submitted for the application (see the Residence Permit Process).
All students (including Swiss/C-Permit holders) should read the Residence Permit Document.
All students are required to present evidence of English proficiency unless they are native English speakers or have three years of full-time, English-taught education.
Students who cannot provide a rocognized English Language Certificate must sit an English Entrance Exam.
See the English Language Assessment Document.
Some students will require a student visa to enter Switzerland, so please verify visa requirements for your nationality and apply at the right time.
To see if you need a visa to study in Switzerland, please visit the official Swiss website.
For the visa application procedure and required documents, download this document.
Please note that it may take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to obtain a visa. If you have received an acceptance, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible and speak with an Educational Counselor if you have any questions about the procedure.
All people residing in Switzerland are required to have valid health and accident insurance. Students will automatically be placed on the school’s health insurance if no valid proof of personal insurance is presented before arrival. There are two ways that a student can validate personal insurance:
Students who have the blue European health insurance card with the EU logo can send a copy (front and back) to Admissions.
Students who do not have a European health insurance card, but who believe they have the equivalent, can download the Check form for the Equivalent of Swiss Health Insurance (OCC form). This form must be completed by the health insurance company, stamped and sent back to Admissions.
For more information, please download the “health and accident insurance” document.
On your Acceptance Letter, you will find the official arrival days for your particular program of study. On these official arrival days only, Les Roches Arrival Team has a Welcome Booth in Geneva Airport and organizes transfer for you and your luggage to the campus.
It is important that you announce your arrival to the Arrival Team via this online Arrival Confirmation Form as soon as possible. You need to fill this in no matter how you will arrive on campus (by car, train, or with the transfer organized by our Arrival Team).
Please also specify if any family member is accompanying you on your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you at Les Roches!
In the hospitality industry, atmosphere is everything. That’s why our student residences are designed to feel like apartments rather than dormitories. You’ll live in a high-rise building in the heart of Chicago, on a river island with easy access to neighborhoods including Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and Old Town. At the Infinite, students can experience Chicago from an optimal location while enjoying amenities including a fitness center, a rooftop patio with city views and gas grills, free high-speed WiFi and cable access, a business center and computer lab, and most importantly for those early classes an on-site coffee shop.
While the up-and-coming neighborhood of Goose Island has its own growing shopping and dining scene, the campus is also conveniently located near must-see attractions like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo. The Infinite’s comfort and security make it an ideal place to focus on academics — and its proximity to public transportation makes it convenient for exploring the city during free time. Chicago is a booming events and hospitality town and at Les Roches, you’ll be immersed in the best that the city has to offer.
Infinite Chicago 28 E Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
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Students are expected to arrive on campus by January 17th, 2018 and can move into the campus residence starting at 10 AM. Let us know if you must arrive before so we can help you book alternative accommodation.
Please confirm your arrival details with us in advance so we can arrange to greet you and provide transportation to our campus.
Upon arrival at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, you should:
Lost luggage: If your luggage is lost or misplaced in transit, it’s important to report it to the airport authorities immediately and follow their standard procedure. If you provide them with your name, phone number and the address of your destination (either at Les Roches or an alternative accommodation), they can deliver the luggage to you once it has been retrieved. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Welcome Team if you need assistance.
Directions to Infinite Chicago: 28 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 From: Chicago O’Hare International Airport By: CTA (Rapid transit train service) Take the CTA Blue Line from the airport to the stop JACKSON. From JACKSON, the Infinite is about a 3-minute walk. Walk south on S Dearborn Street until you reach W Jackson Boulevard. Turn left on W Jackson Boulevard, and continue until you reach the Infinite (total time: about 45 minutes).
You can also reserve a shared or private Airport Shuttle service: http://www.airportexpress.com/services
Designated taxi stands are also available at the lower-level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Average fares cost around $30 to $40.
The Infinite is about 30 minutes from Chicago O’Hare by car. From: Chicago Midway International Airport By: CTA (Rapid transit train service)
Take the CTA Orange Line from the airport to the stop HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY-STATE/VAN BUREN. From HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY-STATE/VAN BUREN, the Infinite is about a 3-minute walk. Walk east on W Van Buren Street until S State Street, turn left onto S State Street, turn right onto E Jackson Boulevard, and continue until you reach the Infinite (total time: about 26 minutes).
You can also reserve a shared or private Airport Shuttle service:
Designated taxi stands are also available on the lower-level curb front at each terminal. Average fares cost around $28 to $30.
The Infinite is about 22 minutes from Midway by car.
Though Chicago is often described as a “walking city,” it is also a city whose vast spaces and diverse neighborhoods are served by America’s second largest transportation system. The Chicago Transit Authority includes the famous “L” trains that connect 144 rail stations in the Chicago metropolitan area. There are also buses serving more than 100 routes through the city. Fare information, schedules and route maps are available at http://www.transitchicago.com.
Though there is still a thriving taxi trade in Chicago, app-savvy tourists are increasingly turning to alternatives like Uber and Lyft. Those partial to both cabs AND apps can electronically hail and pay for cabs using Curb and Arro, available at Chicabs.org.
Looking for a less obvious form of transportation? Chicago also has options for traveling by:
All students receive a transport card called a U-Pass as part of their additional expenses. The U-Pass provides unlimited rides on Chicago Transit Authority trains and buses throughout your enrollment as a full-time student.