Hospitality Discovery Program

For students aged between 15-17 years old

You can choose your destination – Switzerland, Spain, 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.


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


  • Spanish Flag 1 week in Les Roches Marbella, Spain: 19-26 July
  • Swiss Flag 1 week in Les Roches Crans Montana, Switzerland: 12–19 July
  • Swiss Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Crans Montana, Switzerland: 12–26 July
  • Spanish Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Marbella, Spain: 12–26 July
  • Spanish Flag Swiss Flag 1 week in Marbella + 1 week in Crans Montana: 12–26 July
  • Chinese Flag 1 week in Les Roches Jin Jiang, Shanghai, China: 3–11 July
Summer Program Les Roches Switzerland
Summer Hospitality Program at Switzerland



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 attesting to your level of English from a high school teacher or your Les Roches Education Counsellor will also be accepted

Schedules and fees

Experience the best of two worlds: 12-26 JULY 2020

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 5,050

12-19/12-26 JULY 2020

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 prior to arrival.


  • DAY 1: Introduction to hospitality | Welcome dinner
  • DAY 2: Marketing & Communication workshop | Team building
  • DAY 3: Pâtisserie of tomorrow workshop | Games night
  • DAY 4: 5* hotel visits | Quiz night
  • DAY 5: Kitchen & service workshop | Paintball & fun forest
  • DAY 6: Zermatt in a day | Disco night
  • DAY 7: Visit to cheese and chocolate factories | Gala dinner


FEES: Cost per student (incl. taxes): 1 week – CHF 2,790; 2 weeks – CHF 5,530

12-26/19–26 JULY 2020

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 prior to arrival.


  • DAY 1: Experience LES ROCHES Marbella and discover Marbella by segway| Welcome dinner
  • DAY 2: Become the best food and beverage professional| Eat what you cook
  • DAY 3: Leadership and creativity in the workplace | Paddle & surf circuit
  • DAY 4: Behind the scenes of hotel operations: rooms division | Tapas tour
  • DAY 5: Industry Relations: 5* Resort visit | Beach BBQ
  • DAY 6: Aqua Park | Coaching and team building workshop
  • DAY 7: Sailing with dolphins | Gala Dinner


FEES: Cost per student: 1 week – EUR 1,990; 2 weeks – EUR 3,210

SHANGHAI: 3-11 JULY 2020

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.


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


  • DAY 1: Team building | YuGarden & The Bund
  • DAY 2: Shanghai culture tour
  • DAY 3: Introduction to hospitality | Service quality and guest satisfaction | Mystery shopping project
  • DAY 4: Pastry class | Bar & Beverage class | Event Management
  • DAY 5: Hotel visits
  • DAY 6: Disney workshop | Disneyland theme park
  • DAY 7: Mystery shopping presentation | Creating guest experiences | Farewell dinner


FEES: Cost per student (incl. taxes): Shanghai – CNY 13,065 (equivalent to 1,950 USD)

How to Apply: step by step

1 Submit your application






1 Provide a copy of your English language level certificate

If you do not have one,  a letter of recommendation attesting to your level of English from a high school teacher or your Les Roches Education Counsellor will also be accepted.


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. Click below to download parental consent form:
Switzerland campus

Marbella campus


1 Receive your acceptance letter

You will receive:

> Acceptance letter
> Invoice
> Welcome guide


1 Arrange payment

> Within 15 days after receipt of invoice or latest payment is 15th June, 2020.


1 Arrival on campus

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

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation, we will refund the total amount of the program if the cancellation is made prior to 31 May 2020 in writing to the Admissions Department.

50% of the full amount will be refunded if cancellation occurs up to 15 days before the start of the program. No refund will apply if the cancellation occurs after this date.