Experience Hospitality at Les Roches

Why Study abroad at Les Roches?

Participation in a semester abroad program is more than an academic adventure. It’s an experience that can change your life and career path.
  • Learn from qualified and experienced international faculty
  • Gain practical skills in hospitality through experiential learning
  • Interact with students from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Develop independence and leadership skills
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Live abroad and experience a completely different environment

EXPERIENCE HOSPITALITY AT LES ROCHES,
in Switzerland, Spain or China

ACADEMIC SEMESTER / SWITZERLAND
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Study abroad in Switzerland (academic semester)

This semester-long program has been designed to give students the opportunity to learn the Swiss approach to hospitality in the home of hospitality: our Swiss campus in Bluche. Students will choose up to 5 courses – for a total of 15 credits – from the second year and/or third year classes listed below (depending on current level of studies)*. Students have the option to experience an internship.

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics
  • Foreign language
  • Modeling for Management
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Words & Images: Making the Words Move
  • Principles of Philosophy: Critical Thinking
  • Advanced French & Literature
  • Aesthetic Expressions

Please note: the 20-week semester includes 1 week of induction and 1 week mid-term break.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

* Students will be incorporated into Semester 4 (BB4) cohort
** One General Education Class as offered. Please see the Academic Catalog for more details

PRACTICAL SEMESTER / SWITZERLAND
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Study abroad in Switzerland (practical semester)

To become a hospitality professional, it is important to understand not only theoretical knowledge within an international context, but to have hands-on experience within the industry. This semester-long program has been designed to give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the practical aspects of hospitality. During the semester in Switzerland, students will focus solely on practical learning*.

  • Catering and Banqueting Operations, Service Craft-Based Learning
  • Fine Dining and Casual Dining Operations, Service Craft-Based Learning
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations
  • Principles of Cleaning Science and Stewarding
  • Catering and Banqueting Operations, KitchenCraft-Based Learning
  • Fine Dining and Casual Dining Operations, Kitchen Craft-Based Learning
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations

Please note: the 20-week semester includes 1 week of induction and 1 week mid-term break.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

*Students will be incorporated into Semester 1 (BB1) cohort

ACADEMIC SEMESTER / SPAIN
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Study abroad in Switzerland (academic semester)

To become a hospitality professional, it is important to understand not only theoretical knowledge within an international context, but to have hands-on experience within the industry. We are proud to offer the perfect environment to develop as a hospitality professional while flourishing academically, culturally, and socially. Furthermore, Marbella is a beautiful, safe, international city that allows its residents and visitors alike to experience an enviably high quality of living in the Costa del Sol.

Students will choose, in consultation with the Academic department and depending on current level of studies, 5 courses from the second year and/or third year classes listed below: Students have the option to experience an internship as one of the 5 courses.

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • Modeling for Management
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Looking to the Future: Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Anthropology of Tourism

Please note: The academic semester includes 1 week mid-term break.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

PRACTICAL SEMESTER / SPAIN
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Study abroad in Switzerland (practical semester)

To become a hospitality professional, it is important to understand not only theoretical knowledge within an international context, but to have hands-on experience within the industry. This semester-long program has been designed to give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the practical aspects of hospitality. During the semester in Spain, students will focus solely on practical learning*. Students will take the following courses.

  • Service Techniques- Experiential Learning
  • Cleaning Science and Stewarding
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations
  • Service Concepts
  • Culinary Arts- Experiential Learning
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations-Craft Based Learning
  • Culinary Concepts

Please note: The academic semester includes 1 week mid-term break.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

*Students will be incorporated into Semester 1 (BBA 1) cohort.

ACADEMIC/PRACTICAL SEMESTER / CHINA
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Study abroad in China

This semester long program has been designed to give students the opportunity to learn the Swiss approach to hospitality in the vibrant mega city of Shanghai, China. Shanghai is like an open classroom where students can practice their Mandarin and experience an interesting and amazing international city environment. Students will have to complete both quarters of either Semester 1, Semester 2 or Semester 3 courses.

Quarter 1

  • World of Hospitality
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Academic English
  • Effective English Writing
  • Mathematics and Applied IT

 

Quarter 2 – Craft-based Learning*

  • Catering and Banquet Operations*
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations*
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations*
  • Cleaning Science and Stewarding

 

Optional Language Courses include

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • French

Quarter 1

  • Scientific Principles of Human Nutrition and Food
  • Advanced Writing
  • Effective Communication
  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Psychology

 

Quarter 2 – Craft-based Learning*

  • Rooms Division Administration
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting and Control
  • Catering and Banquets Operations*
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations*
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations*
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding and Mandarin

Quarter 1

  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics

 

Quarter 2 – Craft-based Learning*

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting

 

Optional Language Courses include

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • French

*Craft-based Learning classes – a combination of classroom learning and learning outside of the traditional class environment.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ current university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PRICE

Admission requirements and fees are available in the “study abroad” Brochure.
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