Summer Programs 2020

Les Roches Summer Programs are a perfect way to discover the world of hospitality while having lots of fun and making new friends from across the globe.

Introducing our 2020 Summer Programs

If you’re thinking about a career in hospitality management, there’s no better way to get a taste for this amazing industry than a Summer Program at Les Roches.

These tailor-made summer sessions are crammed full of fun and learning – both on and off-campus. You’ll be taught hospitality arts by our expert faculty and go behind the scenes at world-class hotels, to see for yourself how hospitality magic is made.

We offer programs for two age groups – 15-17 year-olds and 18-26 year-olds – with one and two-week packages available.

Booking for our 2020 Summer Program series is now open!

Select Program by age

Hospitality Discovery – for 15-17 year-olds

Chose any of our three global campuses and enjoy a week – or two – packed full of unforgettable experiences. You’ll discover modern hospitality, experience new cultures and make memories, and friendships, that will last a lifetime.

 

Hospitality Discovery – what you get

Depending on your choice of program and/or location, you can enjoy:

  • Presentation skills training
  • 5-star hotel visits
  • Hands-on hospitality workshops
  • Team building
  • City/cultural tours
  • Fun activities

 

One week courses

Come 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: 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): CHF 2,790

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: EUR 1,990

Opt 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)

Two week courses

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 5,050

Come 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: 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): CHF 5,530

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 (incl. taxes): EUR 3,210

Requirements

Aged between 15 and 17 years old. If you are 18 or more, please check out the Hospitality Experience Summer Program
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 attesting to your level of English from a high school teacher or your Les Roches Education Counsellor will also be accepted

Hospitality Experience – for 18-26 year-olds

Available at our Swiss and Spanish campuses, these tailor-made programs will allow you to work hard, play hard and create incredible memories! Discover where the global hospitality industry could take you…

 

Hospitality Experience – what you get

Depending on your choice of program and/or location, you can enjoy:

  • Interactive workshops
  • 5-star hotel visits
  • Hands-on practical training
  • Amazing food and wines
  • City/cultural tours
  • Adventure sports

One week courses

Come 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) CHF 2,790

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 EUR 1,990

Two week courses

Experience the best of two worlds

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

Cost per student: CHF 5,450

Come 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: 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): CHF 5,530

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 (incl. taxes): EUR 3,210

Requirements

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

Find out more about our Summer School program
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