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2018 Les Roches Summer Program

You can choose your destination – Switzerland, Spain, USA or China – allowing you to experience the best of all our campuses.

Every summer, Les Roches attracts curious, talented, entrepreneurial young people from all corners of the globe who want to discover the world of hospitality and its career opportunities.

The best way to learn about hospitality is by doing it. We introduce you to different areas of hospitality through a program that is both experiential and theoretical, so you can see if a career in this dynamic, opportunity-rich sector is for you.

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HOSPITALITY: A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

Les Roches Summer Experience programs give you the opportunity to experience diverse hospitality sectors, such as travel, tourism, events, entertainment, conferences, and food and beverage. Our faculty of industry experts and enthusiastic teachers will make this world come alive for you.

  • Transform the way you present yourself
  • Enhance your multicultural skills and global perspective
  • Get hands-on hospitality experience, including rooms division, front office and kitchen
  • Discover whether a degree and a career in the hospitality industry are right for you

YOUR SUMMER EXPERIENCE SELECTION

  • Spanish Flag 1 week in Les Roches Marbella, Spain: 22-29 July
  • Swiss Flag 1 week in Les Roches Bluche, Switzerland: 22–29 July
  • Swiss Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Bluche, Switzerland: 15–29 July
  • Spanish Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Marbella, Spain: 15–29 July
  • Spanish Flag Swiss Flag 1 week in Marbella + 1 week in Bluche: 15–29 July
  • US Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Chicago, USA: 9–21 July
  • Chinese Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Jin Jiang, Shanghai, China: 1–14 July
Summer Program Les Roches Switzerland
Summer Hospitality Program at Switzerland

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Aged between 15 and 19 years old
  • Valid passport and valid health insurance

 

English language qualifications: if English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last 3 years studying in a school where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

  • International English Language Test (IELTS): 4.5
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 450
  • First Cambridge Exam (FCE): Grade C
  • A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or your Les Roches representative

Schedules and fees

Experience the best of two worlds.

Start your summer on the Mediterranean coast and finish in the Swiss Alps to discover two well-known tourism destinations with thriving hospitality industries.


Cost per student: EUR 4,750

22–29/15–29 JULY 2018

Les Roches Summer Program : Bluche/SwitzerlandCome to Switzerland for a taste of hospitality in the birthplace of modern tourism. From mountain resorts to lakeside cities, discover the beautiful scenery and high standards that make this country world-famous.

Enjoy the full two weeks of the program in Switzerland, or participate in the second week through the joint program.

 

Example schedule:
The program below is an example. A confirmed timetable will be given to students upon arrival.

 

  • DAY 1: Welcome speech and campus tour | Welcome dinner
  • DAY 2: Food and wine pairing workshop | Quiz night
  • DAY 3: Pâtisserie of tomorrow workshop | BBQ
  • DAY 4: Chocolate factory workshop | Movie night
  • DAY 5: Visit to Sion Castle and winery | Rafting
  • DAY 6: Visiting Zermatt | Aqua fun
  • DAY 7:  A day in the vines | Gala dinner

 


FEES: Cost per student (incl. taxes): 1 week – CHF 2,750; 2 weeks – CHF 5,450

22-29/15–29 JULY 2018

Les Roches Summer Program : Marbella/Spain

Marbella is a Mediterranean community located in the heart of southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. The city offers year-round warm weather coupled with beautiful beaches, Europe’s highest concentration of golf resorts, and countless outdoor activities. Rich in culture, gastronomy and history, the city is known the world over as a top luxury tourist destination.

 

Example schedule:
The program below is an example. A confirmed timetable will be given to students upon arrival.

 

  • DAY 1: Introduction to Les Roches Marbella | Welcome dinner
  • DAY 2: Create your dream event workshop | Pizza night
  • DAY 3: Use your imagination workshop | Event concept & design | Marbella Segway circuit
  • DAY 4: Event marketing and decoration | Winery visit
  • DAY 5: Resort visit | Tapas dinner
  • DAY 6: Aqua park and outdoor activities
  • DAY 7: Make it happen (final event and gala dinner)

 


FEES: Cost per student: 1 week – EUR 1,900; 2 weeks – EUR 3,000

CHICAGO: 9–21 JULY 2018

Les Roches Summer Program : Chicago/USAOpt for a truly international experience in the US city of Chicago.

Discover the dynamic world of hospitality in Chicago, a global hub for tourism and business, and explore innovative companies and renowned tourist attractions in America’s third-largest city.

Highlights of the Chicago experience include:

> Cooking laboratory
> Sightseeing boat tour
> Barista training

 

 


FEES: Cost per student (incl. taxes): Chicago – USD 3,200

SHANGHAI: 1–14 JULY 2018

Les Roches Summer Program : Shanghai/ChinaOpt for a truly international experience in the Chinese economic powerhouse of Shanghai.

Experience China’s unique fusion of modernity and tradition through hospitality in cosmopolitan Shanghai. Uncover the city’s cultural heritage and world-class hotels, restaurants and retail.

 

Highlights of the Shanghai experience include:

> Visit to world’s second-tallest building, Shanghai Tower
> Shanghai Disneyland workshop
> Bar & Beverage Course

 


FEES: Cost per student (incl. taxes): Shanghai – CNY 13,000 (equivalent to 2,000 USD)

How to Apply: step by step

1 Submit your application

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1 Provide a copy of your English language level certificate

If you do not have one, your counselor or Les Roches representative can attest to your English level

 


1 Parent/legal guardian consent

If you are under 18, have your parent/legal guardian fill in and sign the parental consent and declaration form available here.

 


1 Receive your acceptance letter

You will receive:

> Acceptance letter
> Invoice

 


1 Arrange payment

> Within 15 days after receipt of invoice

 


1 Arrival on campus

> The start of your Summer Experience program
> On your arrival day, we will greet you with a welcome booth at the designated airport and transportation services