Hospitality Experience Program

For students aged 18-26 years old

Discover the exciting world of hospitality in the beautiful Swiss Alps or a thriving Mediterranean luxury travel destination

Les Roches Summer Programs provide a perfect introduction to the dynamic, fast-growing hospitality industry – and the exciting career opportunities it offers.

Building on our highly popular Summer Programs for under 18s, we are now offering a tailored program for 18-26-year-olds.

This new program is all about setting you on the path to a brilliant career in hospitality.
You can choose our main Swiss campus in Crans Montana, in the heart of the stunning Swiss Alps, or base your summer experience in one of Europe’s foremost luxury destinations: Marbella in Spain.

For the truly adventurous, there’s also an opportunity to have the best of both worlds, with a two-week program in Bluche and Marbella!


Les Roches’ Summer Programs bring alive a diverse range of hospitality sectors, including travel, tourism, events, entertainment, conferences, and food & beverage.

You’ll be introduced to the different elements that make up the modern hospitality industry; learn about specific roles and skill requirements; and start building your global network.

Our faculty of industry experts and enthusiastic teachers will be on hand to give you career-boosting mentoring and guidance throughout your week in Switzerland or Spain.

By attending the Summer Program, you will:

  • Sharpen your self-presentation
  • Widen your perspectives through interacting with age-group peers from many different cultures
  • Obtain hands-on hospitality experience, including rooms division, front office, kitchen or business management to name a few
  • Find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Les Roches
  • Discover which careers in the hospitality industry are right for you


  • Swiss Flag 1 week in Les Roches Crans Montana, Switzerland: 28 June–5 July 2020
  • Swiss Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Crans Montana, Switzerland: 28 June–12 July 2020
  • Spanish Flag 1 week in Les Roches Marbella, Spain: 28 June -5 July 2020
  • Spanish Flag 2 weeks in Les Roches Marbella, Spain: 28 June–12 July 2020
  • Swiss FlagSpanish Flag  1 week in Les Roches Crans Montana, Switzerland + 1 week in Marbella, Spain: 28 June – 12 July
Summer Program +18


  • Aged between 18 and 26 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): 50 (internet-based), 450 (paper-based)
  • 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

28 JUNE -5 JULY/ 28 JUNE-12 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.


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


  • DAY 1: Arrivals & Check in | Discover Crans-Montana | Welcome Dinner
  • DAY 2: Marketing & Communication workshop | Team Building | Food & Wine pairing
  • DAY 3: Industry insights combining sports & luxury | Discover a local brewery
  • DAY 4: 5* Hotel visits | Swiss Pralines Masterclass | Mixology Class
  • DAY 5: Becoming a Master Chef | Discovering Swiss vines & wines | Typical Swiss dinner
  • DAY 6: A history of food & nutrition at the Alimentarium | Entrepreneurship and innovation workshop | Montreux Jazz Festival
  • DAY 7: Contemporary culinary concepts | Gala Dinner
  • DAY 8: Departure or transfer to Spain for students of the joint program


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

28 JUNE – 5 JULY / 28 JUNE – 12 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. It also boasts Europe’s highest concentration of golf resorts, as well as 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 of one of the two weeks of the program. A confirmed timetable will be given to students prior to arrival.


  • DAY 1: Arrivals & Check in | Discover Puerto Banus (Beach and Shopping) | Welcome Dinner
  • DAY 2: Intro to Hospitality Management | Team Building: Discover Marbella by Segway | Cocktail Workshop
  • DAY 3: Food & Beverage Protocol | Hands on Hospitality | Technology applied to kitchen operations
  • DAY 4: International Business Protocol | Personal Branding Workshop | Sommelier with cheese pairing Workshop
  • DAY 5: Industry visit to 5* Hotel in Malaga | Walking tour of Malaga city | Tapas dinner
  • DAY 6: Finance for Hospitality | Industry Relations | Beach and paddle surf | Dinner on the beach
  • DAY 7: Be a guest at a Luxury Spa and Wellness Hotel Resort | Visit Puerto Banus by Boat | Gala Dinner
  • DAY 8: Departure for 1 week only students | Adventure day for 2 weeks students: canyoning


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

Experience the best of two worlds: 28 JUNE -12 JULY 2020

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

FEES: Cost per student : 2 weeks- CHF 5,530

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 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 at the welcome checkpoint in the arrivals hall at the designated airport, with 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.