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How many A-levels and AS-levels subjects you require in total to be eligible for admission to a bachelor degree at Les Roches?
Simran
Manama

To be admitted to the Les Roches BBA 1 level, you need to have studied at least 3 A-levels and passed at least 2 out of the three. Of course passing all three would be even better. 

We do not have specific requirement of how many of your AS-levels that you need to pass so you are free to drop whichever of the AS subjects you are studying, to secure the success of A-level subjects. 

 

Helen Ye-Ernotte
Registrar and Admissions Manager
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Do all students need to have Windows intalled on their computers?
Ben
Sydney

If you have a Mac and are going to do BBA1 or PGD, you will need to have windows installed on your Mac for a school program that only runs on Windows.

Tiago Coelho
IT Service Technician
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What is hospitality management?
David
Buenos Aires

Well it’s nothing to do with hospitals, for a start. 

But it’s a good question, because ‘hospitality’ is a very loose term.  The term hospitality comes from the ancient Greek word ‘Xenia’, a concept that evokes the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home.  So, it embraces any job that serves to welcome people in some shape or form.

It includes a really wide range of sectors that we readily associate with this concept: fine dining, beverage, culinary arts, hotels, tourism, travel, spa...  But it also includes a really wide range of jobs within other sectors.  Any job that requires exceptional customer service skills in any sector.  So a lot of our graduates end up in the customer-facing roles within the financial sector, private estate management, luxury retail, IT.

Clive Taylor
Campus Director
Academics Careers
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Can I work whilst I'm studying?
Rita
Sintra

If you are from the EU / EFTA, you can work 15 hours a week for the period of time covered by your student permit, without any extra permit or notification. You also need to show regular progress in your studies.
 
If you are not from the EU / EFTA, it's the same thing, BUT only after you've lived here for 6 months.
                                                                                                                                
You can find more information on the following link: http://www.studyinginswitzerland.ch/immigration-and-visa.htm                                                                                                                                                                                                 

In fact, some students work on an ad-hoc weekend basis, at events in Crans Montana.

So, yes, you can work.  BUT, we advise against it, since the program is already quite heavy, especially during the first semesters of the bachelor and the postgraduate degrees when you'll also be doing practical training.

Matthieu Mioche
CDIP Manager
Careers Switzerland
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I am not currently working in a hospitality field but I am looking to change my field of work. Would the Postgraduate degree suit me?
Pitcha
Bangkok

Hello Pitcha,

If you are a career changer with a bachelor degree from any field or at least three years of professional experience, our Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management could be just the right fit for you. This program will help you develop the basic skills needed to enter the industry.

You can find all the program information on the following page: http://www.lesroches.edu/programs/postgraduate-master/postgraduate-in-hospitality-management

Best regards and good luck!

Dr. Nicolas Graf
Chief Academic Officer
Academics Admissions
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For students who have a prior diploma related to Hospitality & Tourism Management, will there be any deferment upon enrollment in Les Roches?
Fabian
Singapore

If you already have a diploma in hospitality, you have the option to apply for direct entry, most probably into semester 3 or 7 depending on your qualifications. You can find more information about direct entry to BBA in International Hotel Management on the following page:  http://www.lesroches.edu/admissions/admissions/requirements

If you are unsure of your qualification or credit transfer possibilties, please get in touch with one of our Education Counselors for an academic evaluation.

 

Claudia Toletti
Senior Admissions Manager
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What exams am I supposed to write for my admissions?
Jogiya
Bangalore

Dear Jogiya,

Thank you very much for your message.

To be admitted to Les Roches, you don't need to pass any specific exam. All you have to do is to make sure that you meet all the admissions requirements for the program you are applying to. You can find all the details on our admissions page http://www.lesroches.edu/admissions/admissions/requirements

As part of the admissions process, you will have to submit a study plan and  pass a personal interview to show us your motivation to study at Les Roches. But no exam is required - so no extra cramming is required!

Claudia Toletti
Senior Admissions Manager
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For regular classes also are we provided with uniforms or do we get our own business attire?
Richa
Singapore

For regular classes you will have to bring your own business-style clothes. You can find the information about the business dress code on the Campus Guide (page 21). 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What is the dress code for class hours?
Amïr
Kazakhstan

Les Roches has a strict dress code. During class hours (6.30am to 6.30pm), you have to wear business attire. Suits and shirts will be part of your basic clothing while on campus. For the practical service and kitchen work, we'll give you the necessary uniforms. Outside of class, you can wear casual clothing.

For more info, check out the school’s dress code, in the Accepted Student section of our website. 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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Is there a car park on campus?
Lucas
Switzerland

Yes, with an extra fee of CHF 500-. Parking spaces are limited and are issued on a first-paid, first-served basis.  One thing to remember - you need to register your car with the Security Department upon arrival. 

Les Roches
Student Accommodation Officer
Accommodations
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How are roommates paired?
Julia
Spain

Randomly - though all accommodations are single gender. Being an international school with many different nationalities, we think that mixing nationalities in a room is a great way to have cultural exchange and practice different languages. The perfect start for a future hotelier!

Les Roches
Student Accommodation Officer
Accommodations
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I've got a friend who is also starting at Les Roches. Can we share a room?
Mila
Netherlands

We can try and make it happen! Speak to your Education Counselor about it and they will pass on your request to us. Of course, we can’t  guarantee it will happen, but we'll do our best.  

BTW, did you meet on the closed Facebook group for accepted students? Quite a few students meet their future roommates and classmates this way, and use the forum to share ideas, questions and information. 

Les Roches
Student Accommodation Officer
Accommodations
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My parents are already planning to visit! Where can they stay? Nowhere too close, but not too far either.
Min-jae
Korea

There are plenty of places to stay in the luxury resort of Crans Montana, just up the mountain, 10 minutes away. 

These hotels have special rates - just tell them you are a Les Roches student when you book:

  1. Hôtel de la Fôret 
  2. Grand Hôtel du Golf & Palace 
  3. Hôtel Alpina & Savoy 

You said you wanted a hotel that was not too close.  Just in case you change your mind, there is a hotel next to the campus: L'Auberge du Petit Paradis

 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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My home is half way around the world. Can I stay on campus for mid-term break?
Ava
New Zealand

Sure! Also, meals are free-of-charge during this period, but you'll have to sign up to duties in order to eat at the school's outlets. Of course, you don't have to eat at the school during the break, but it'll be up to you to find a way to feed yourself...

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
Accommodations Campus life
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I've just turned 18 and am really looking forward to a bit of freedom. Just how strict is campus life?
Mikhail
Russia

Students are treated as adults and you are accountable for your own actions. You have to respect some basic rules, though, to ensure a happy coexistence with the villagers of Bluche.  And we operate a strict no-drugs policy and alcohol in moderation policy.

We're not a fenced-in campus. Accommodation is scattered throughout Bluche village and mixed with locals’ residences. Like most of Switzerland, Bluche is incredibly safe, but we still have 24x7 security just in case.

 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What address should people use when they want to send me something by post?
Chloé
France

We'll give you your own letter box. Ask the sender to address the parcel or letter like this:

SURNAME + First name (no nicknames please - it can get a bit confusing)

Student number (we'll give you this when you get here)

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
Route des Moulinettes 2
3975 Bluche (VS)
Switzerland

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What extra things do I have to buy during the first weeks on campus?
Ying
China

You'll need to:

  • Open a bank account: deposit fees vary from bank to bank, but most require a 300 CHF deposit
  • Buy a Half- Fare Travelcard (un demi-tarif). This card gives you a 50% discount on all travel anywhere in Switzerland on public transport. It costs 175 CHF a year
  • Buy a laundry card. There is a CHF 20.- deposit  (returnable once the cards is returned to the Reception and CHF 30.- credit. Therefore the card initially costs CHF 50.-
  • Pay for your mobile phone (pre-paid or contract). Costs vary, depending on provider, service option and package; but you should allow at least 100 CHF

All of these services will be available on campus during the check-in dates making life easier for you to settle in. 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
Campus life Switzerland
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What's the best travel card to get? Can I get the travel travel card before arriving in Switzerland?
Camila
Uruguay

We advise you to buy the half fare travel card which costs 175 CHF/year.

With it, you'll get a 50% discount on all public transportation.  You can get one online here, directly at train station offices or on campus during the check-in. For more info: https://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and-tickets/railpasses/half-fare-travelcard.html

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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How will I get around the campus & Switzerland?
Saqib
Pakistan

Mainly by foot and public transport. A car is not necessary for students. Switzerland has a fantastic public transportation system, and the walk between classes is short and easy. Buses and a funicular railway service connect Bluche with the resort of Crans Montana above and the main line railway station in the town of Sierre below.

From Sierre, you can catch connecting trains to cities in Switzerland such as Lausanne or Bern as well as being able to connect to Geneva and Zurich airports.

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What's the email contact on school for questions about 'payment', 'accommodation' and 'campus life'.
Kevin
Philippines

Campus Life: student.services@lesroches.edu

Accommodation: lodging@lesroches.edu 

Payment, billing, invoice: studentsaccounting@lesroches.edu

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What are the local towns like?
Somboon
Thailand

Crans-Montana (just up the mountain) is a resort community with many expats and holiday goers, making it a very safe and peaceful town with nice luxury shopping, bars and restaurants and even an English speaking cinema.

Sierre (at the bottom of the mountain) is primarily occupied by Swiss residents, giving it a quiet atmosphere and all the modern amenities including large shopping centers, theaters, a major train station and highway access.

 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What is the English placement test about?
Mohamed
Morocco

All new BBA1 and PGD students have to take the English Placement test to be placed into the most suitable English class in their first semester.  If their results are too low, these students have to take two English courses in their first semester.

Betrand Crettol
BBA1 Program Manager
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And the foreign language test?
Mohamed
Morocco

When the students check in the Academic Office ask them what foreign language they would like to study: French (2 levels), German (1 level) and Spanish (2 levels).

We don’t want students to waste their time so, if they already have some knowledge in French or Spanish, they are prompted to take an oral placement test to make sure that they are allocated in the right level.

Betrand Crettol
BBA1 Program Manager
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Does the English test apply to native English speakers, also?
Liam
Canada

Yes! All new PGD and BBA1 students, regardless whether they are native speakers or not, have to take the English placement test.

Betrand Crettol
BBA1 Program Manager
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Are the required English qualifications the same for all the countries?
Emma
Alberta

All candidates who are not native English speakers or have not spent the last 3 years in a fully English-taught education system will have to prove their English is at the right level for their course (see Admissions Requirements).

Additionally, candidates who apply for a government study loan in their country of residence may be asked to submit an English language certificate with higher scores in order to meet the loan criteria.  

Claudia Toletti
Senior Admissions Manager
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What scholarships and payment plans do you offer?
Maria
Brazil

A Payment Plan Agreement can be requested to help students and their families manage their tuition payments by instalments. The most common payment plan is the one with either two or three instalments, renewable from semester to semester upon request.

Les Roches provides a limited number of scholarships for new students. These are competitive and linked to our enrolment strategy which aims to support motivated young people to study with us. Each scholarship has specific criteria. Eligibility is examined on a case-by-case basis for those candidates who have submitted a complete application. 

Below is a sample of the different scholarships that are currently available:

  • Presidential /Non Standard Scholarship (10%, 15%, 20%)
  • Alumni and Children of Alumni (10%) 
  • Family scholarship (10%)
  • Hotelier (HOSPITALITY) Scholarship (10%)

Please fill in the contact form to speak with an Educational Counsellor for more details about financial aid possibilities.

 

Claudia Toletti
Senior Admissions Manager
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What if I don't like my course? Can I change? Or modify the order of the program?
Alikhan
Kazakhstan

We try and be flexible - after all, it's one of the skills that's key to success in our field. First, you'll need to speak to your Program Manager. You can also get advice from the Academic Dean and the Academic Services Officers.

Coraline Rudaz
Academic Services Officer
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Who should I contact if I want to discuss the student’s results at the end of the semester?
Arjun
India

Please contact academics@lesroches.edu to share your concerns. We'll then put you in touch with the relevant faculty member for more details . If you need to come to a meeting, the student must be present also.

Dr. Nicolas Graf
Chief Academic Officer
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How safe is the university campus and surrounding area?
Ye-Jun
Korea

Like most of Switzerland, Bluche is incredibly safe.  We are not a fenced-in campus and accommodations are located throughout the village of Bluche, mixed with the homes and businesses of the locals. But, we still offer 24x7 security to give you peace of mind and support in the unlikely event of an incident.

Patrick Fleuri
Head of Security
Campus life Switzerland
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How do I go about finding an internship? Do I get paid? Can I go anywhere?
Ruby
Australia

Right from the start, we'll help you. Our team of career counsellors invest a lot of time to help you think about what sort of career you want, and how you're going to get there. Part of this involves trying to ensure your internship placements meet your career objectives.

But you have to do your bit. Each student gets on average 3 internship placements, and in order to maximize the possibilities, it pays to begin thinking now about your internships. Below are some questions to get you started:

Which sector would you like to work in the future?  Resorts or boutique hotels? For an events company? What about spas? Or in luxury retail or private banking? What kind of experience do you need in order to achieve this goal?  Are you interested in working in Asia, Europe or United States?

Re: Going anywhere. It depends on visa restrictions. Before you apply, make sure you are eligible to travel to your country of choice.

Re: Salary. In Switzerland, it's obligatory to pay interns. In other countries, some companies pay, others offer food and board.  But there's never any harm in asking...

 

Matthieu Mioche
CDIP Manager
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What should I do if the student needs to return home for family matters?
Florencia
Chile

This is a tricky one. We understand that family is important and that there are occassions a student has to go home, but the students must be in class for a set number of hours in order to pass the course and semester. Details are in the 'Standard of Excellence' policy. For more info, see the 'Absence Policy' under the Academic Regulation pages in the Academic Catalog.

 

Clive Taylor
Campus Director
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What foreign languages can I learn at Les Roches?
Anastasiya
Russia

Because we're in the business of global hospitality, we make it compulsory to learn a foreign language - even for those who may not feel that gifted in this area. If you are not on the extra English course, you'll study a foreign language from semester 1 to 3. You can even swap to another language at the beginning of semester 3, if you want a challenge! Choose from: French, Italian, Spanish, German and Chinese (Italian and Chinese only available in semester 3).

We also provide the 'Tell Me More' program - an online language course - so you can learn other languages on your own.

As you know, we have over 90 nationalities on campus here - you'll have heaps of opportunities to practice your new skills. 

Dr. Nicolas Graf
Chief Academic Officer
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I don't want to sound like an interferring parent, but is it possible to get information about the student’s academic progress?
Ida
Denmark

This depends on their age. If they're under 18, yes. You can contact our Academic Services Office (academics@lesroches.edu) to get an update.

If they're over 18, no. Not automatically, at least. You'll have to ask the student directly. 

During the semester, all students can access their assessment results via a secure on-line system. You can ask them to forward the PDF report to you.

At the end of each academic semester, we send the student their final grade report to their Les Roches email address, together with the progression regulation. 

Coraline Rudaz
Academic Services Officer
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Sorry - a follow up question. Is there not anyone I can talk to about their performance without them being involved?
Ida
Denmark

We feel it's important that students are part of any discussion, so we wouldn't give you any information without their agreement. The student will get much more out of their education, if they feel a sense of responsibility and ownership of the process.  Please do give me a call, if you'd like to talk about the policy more.  

Coraline Rudaz
Academic Services Officer
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Can I choose my room/accommodation?
Amina
Morocco

You can’t choose a specific building or room (unless you have special needs). Most of the rooms are double rooms and a limited amount are single rooms. There is an extra fee to pay if you want a single room and these are allocated on a first-paid, first-served basis. But speak to your Education Counselor if you want more info.                                

Visit the accommodation page                                          

 

Les Roches
Student Accommodation Officer
Accommodations
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Can I know in which building I will be allocated before arriving on campus?
Betty
Germany

You'll normally find this out when you get here. Don't worry – there will always be enough accommodation for everyone and all the buildings are great.

Les Roches
Student Accommodation Officer
Accommodations
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How can I be sure my child's degree will be recognized academically internationally, and is not some Mickey Mouse hospitality course?
Molly
Canada

Good question. Really good. Reputation is king, as they say. That's why all our programs are accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through their Commission on Institutes of higher Education (CIHE), the body responsible for accrediting all  the US Ivy League schools.  Our programs are also recognized by the Education, Sports and Cultural Department of 'Canton du Valais' though not by the Federal government. 

To find out if our programs are recognized by your home country, we strongly recommend that you consult the Education Ministry of your country by presenting the enrolment confirmation of the student.

 

Dr. Nicolas Graf
Chief Academic Officer
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I'm a bit worried about getting bored, half way up a Swiss mountain. How do people entertain themselves at the weekends?
Alejandro
Madrid, Spain

You're not alone with that concern. Before they start here, students often ask 'What the hell will I do with my spare time?' After a few weeks, they generally end up saying 'Where the hell did my weekend go?'. There are loads of things to do.  We are surrounded by stunning scenery which is there to be explored. Hike, ski, snowboard, bike, horseback ride... The list is endless.

Students also organize their own societies and activities on campus. Parties, social events, charity fundraising events... And not just on campus.  A lot of students nip off to different European destinations for the weekend. France, Italy, Germany, England and Spain are all a short plane ride away.

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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I smoke. What's the school's policy on smoking? What about alcohol and drugs (I don't do drugs, btw!)?
Joshua
San Diego

Hey, you could always give up with the idea of a new start and all that. Smoking is permitted by the school operates a non-smoking policy on campus (particularly inside and buildings as per Swiss law), with only certain outside areas set aside for smokers. 

The school has zero tolerance to drugs with strict no-drugs rule.  Alcohol is different.  You can, of course, buy it on campus, but we have an alcohol in moderation philosophy because we want you to focus on your studies and be fit and healthy.

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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What sports and leisure activities can I do at the school?
Adam
Germany

There are loads of team sport activities, such as basketball, volleyball, football and rugby. You can also join a Zumba, yoga, tennis, badminton or swimming group, as well as work out at the school gym. Of course, there are all the snow sports as well.

With regard to leisure activities, there are a number of societies such as the Green Club, the Wine Club, the Toastmasters and the Student Social Committee (organizes parties and events).  But if you want to start a new club, we'll help you. The sports and activities coordinator is organising activities and outings each weekend for students to discover Switzerland and passions for new interests.  For more informal trips are often organised spontaneously amongst the students. 

 

More info

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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Is it true that everyone gets a job straight after graduating? How does that happen?
Ridhi
India

Well, not everyone.  But 89% of our students finish their studies with at least one graduate job offer.   

Obviously, it's down to the students, but we do our bit. Our Career Development & Industry Placement (CDIP) office helps you secure appropriate positions in the hospitality industry and gives you the administrative support you need. 

It also gives full support for internship placement and resources for management training or job searches at Les Roches. In addition, it organizes a constant stream of company recruitment visits on campus and publishes a daily list of job openings 
 
Also worth pointing out Les Roches’ alumni network. It's active and close-knit. Contacts are made and introductions facilitated, which enhance job prospects considerably.

Matthieu Mioche
CDIP Manager
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Which computer should I bring?
Roberto
Roma, Italy

It’s really up to you.  However, Windows may be a better choice, as the school itself uses this system. Windows is used as well in the Information Technology (IT) classes, which are designed to give you in-depth training in Word, Excel, etc.

Tiago Coelho
IT Service Technician
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Is it true that Swiss food is just sausage and cheese?
Sven
Norway

No! Traditional Swiss food varies from one region to the next. In the French-speaking canton surrounding Les Roches campus, cheese is quiet important, but you'd expect that from being an Alpine area.  Here you can have delicious cheese fondue, raclette, viande sechée (dried meat), double cream with fruit, and chocolate, as well as many fine wines.

The Swiss-German part offers traditional meals such as potato Rösti, sausages, the minced veal 'Zurich style' and the famous breakfast Müesli.  But like a lot of countries, Switzerland has taken culinary influences from around the world, so you can find great fusion cuisine throughout the country.

 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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Where are the “must-visit” places in Switzerland?
Juan
Brazil

It depends what you are into. 

Medieval Charm:
Luzern is the biggest city in central Switzerland and its long history can offer you a great walk through the old town. You can also enjoy the breeze on a boat trip on the lake of Luzern.
     
Mediterranean Charm:
Situated south of the Alps, the Mediterranean climate is still strong in Lugano where you can enjoy an authentic pizza in the shade of palm tree.
     
Modern Charm:
Zurich and Geneva are so called ‘Downtown Switzerland’ with shopping, entertainment and restaurant districts.
     
Mountain Charm:
If you don't visit the mountains, you can't really say that you've experienced Switzerland. Among other places, Zermatt (near the iconic Matterhorn mountain that features on Toblerone chocolate) and Jungfrau are easily accessible by public transportation.

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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Do I need to bring any course books and documents with me?
Lucas
Norway

No. We give you all the course books when you get here. But, yes, it's a good idea to download French and English electronic dictionaries onto your laptop - you'll use them a lot. Lectures and textbooks are in English and the locals speak French.  Life here becomes much easier when you can communicate in French - even if it's just a word or two.

Dr. Nicolas Graf
Chief Academic Officer
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What's the weather like? What sort of clothes should I bring?
Devansh
India

The weather here can change from morning to afternoon. One moment, sunshine, the next, rain or snow! So, if you are here for at least 6 months, you'll need to bring a range of clothing.  It's best to wear several layers, so you can adapt your dress according to the weather. 

In the summer, it's generally hot and sunny. In winter, it's often snowy and the temperatures are below freezing.  So bring clothes (and shoes!) for all types of weather.

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
Campus life Switzerland
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What uniform should I buy for practical classes?
Louise
France

Nothing! We'll give you the practical uniforms. However, all new bachelor students should bring enough black trousers/skirts and white shirts for the first weeks, as they do not receive their practical uniforms for service immediately as you will be measured for sizes upon your arrival.

 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
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How safe is Switzerland?
Yi
China

Switzerland is very safe, with a low crime rate, political stability and a harmonious multicultural society. Incidences of robbery and assault are rare and Switzerland has strict gun regulations and drug laws. But you have to be careful in the major cities, train stations and airports. Be aware of your surroundings and personal belongings, don't have your wallet in your back pocket, or leave your bags unattended.

Patrick Fleuri
Head of Security
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Where can I go for a nice city break in Switzerland?
Bjorn
Sweden

The three largest cities: Zurich, Bern and Geneva, all offer picturesque city centers with extensive shopping, fine dining, museums, theatres, bars and clubs,  and cultural events. You'll find that many people speak some English, but mostly they speak in the language of their region: French, Swiss German, or Italian.

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
Campus life Switzerland
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What kind of sports can I enjoy in Switzerland?
Sasha
Berlin, Germany

Sports are an important part of life in Switzerland, and the country offers great outdoor and indoor structures. Les Roches encourages students to participate in sports by offering access to fitness centers, group classes, sporting events and excursions, sports teams and competitions.

Water sports:

Switzerland has many lakes and rivers where you can do different sports: sailing, boating, rowing, swimming, wakeboarding, and water skiing are all commonly practiced on Lake Geneva while the lake in Montana offers swimming and fishing. River trips can also be arranged for kayaking and rafting in Sierre.

Mountain sports:

Did you know that more than 70% of Switzerland is actually mountain? There are so many mountain sports you can enjoy, the list is endless: walking, skiing, sledging, snowshoeing and more. Crans Montana is a world-class ski resort, so you can also easily rent equipment.    

Cycling:

Switzerland has excellent bike-paths that connect the whole country. A bike is a great way to discover the country at your own pace, stopping in scenic spots, on a small budget. 

Claire Jeannerat & Alex Small
Student Services Officers
Campus life Switzerland
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How intense are the courses at Les Roches? Will I have any time out ;-) ?
Jayden
USA

We try to strike a careful balance throughout each semester. You'll want to be challenged, but not feel like you're stuck in 6th gear.

So, with the academic classes, you'll have a steady flow of tests and assignments throughout the semester, which count toward your final grade. 

You'll also have exams at the end of each semester, worth between 35% and 50% of the final grade, depending on which year you're in.

We find that this gradual approach to knowledge building works best. There are lots of opportunities to consolidate your knowledge with different projects, assignments, group work and presentations.

In semesters 1 and 3 you'll alternate between three weeks’ academic study and three weeks’ practical study (i.e. experiential learning). Students generally find this is a great way to make knowledge 'stick'.

Dr. Nicolas Graf
Chief Academic Officer
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What's the pass mark for each course?
Oliver
Sweden

Pass marks vary according to the program. Check out the 'Academic Regulations' section in the Academic Catalog for more details.

Coraline Rudaz
Academic Services Officer
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