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 at the home of hospitality: Switzerland. At our Bluche campus, students will choose up to five courses – for a total of 15 credits – from the second year classes listed below. Students also have the option to experience an internship.

  • Hospitality Financial Accounting
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
  • Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Managing Diversity in the Global Workplace
  • Principles of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Digital Marketing and Sales
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Rooms Inventory and Control Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Revenue and Pricing Management
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Models for Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Leadership and Human Resources
  • Data Analytics for Business Optimization
  • International Strategic Marketing

Please note: The semester includes 15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of final exams.

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

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*.

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Communication
  • From the Farm to the Table
  • Guest Relations & Hotel Operations
  • Skills & Techniques in F&B
  • Restaurant Lab

Please note: The practical semester requires a 1 week mandatory orientation and 20 weeks of practical learning.

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 5 courses from the Semester 4 (BBA4) and/or Semester 6 (BBA6) classes listed below: Students have the option to experience an internship as one of the 5 courses.

  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Digital Marketing and Sales
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Rooms Inventory & Control Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management
  • Food and Beverage Management & Cost Control
  • Foreign Language (Spanish, German or French at level 3 & Mandarin Level 1)
  • Modelling for Management
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Leadership & Human Resources Management
  • Data Analytics for Business Optimisation
  • Revenue & Pricing Management
  • Research Methods or
  • Events Management or
  • Sustainable Development in a Globalized World

Please note: The 18 week semester includes 1 week mid-term break in the February intake, the September intake is 19 weeks with 2 weeks break for Christmas.

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 20 week semester includes 1 week of induction. The February intake includes 1 week mid-term break, and the September intake 2 weeks Christmas 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 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, 2 or 3 courses:

  • Hospitality Financial Accounting
  • Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
  • Fundamentals of Data Analysis & Visualisation
  • Managing Diversity in the Global Workplace
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Communicating Effectively (as per tested level)

 

Optional Language Courses Include

  • *Chinese (Mandarin)
  • *Spanish
  • *French
  • Digital Marketing & Sales
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Leading Teams to Success
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Rooms Inventory and Control Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management

 

Optional Language Courses include

  • *Chinese (Mandarin)
  • *Spanish
  • *French

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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