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

 

Download an application form

 

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 and check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Team building | Games night
DAY 3: Introduction to hospitality | Presentation skills | Outdoor activity and BBQ
DAY 4: 5* hotel visits | Patisserie of tomorrow workshop | Movie night
DAY 5: Kitchen workshop | Connecting humans coaching session | Prison Island escape room activity
DAY 6: Crans-Montana ski resort | 5* Alpine hotel tour | Hike and mountain karting
DAY 7: Visits to cheese and chocolate factories in Gruyere region
DAY 8: Events management workshop | Welcome dinner preparation

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: Arrivals and check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Discover Marbella by Segway | Cocktail workshop
DAY 3: Cheese factory visit | Become the best food and beverage professional | Eat what you cook
DAY 4: Chocolate factory visit | Leadership and creativity in the workplace | Paddle & surf circuit
DAY 5: Behind the scenes of hotel operations: rooms division | Cocktail night
DAY 6: Aqua Park | Coaching and team building workshop | Karaoke night
DAY 7: 5* resort visit | Beach BBQ
DAY 8: Excursion to Sevilla and amusement park

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: Arrivals and check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Team building | YuGarden & The Bund
DAY 3: Shanghai culture tour
DAY 4: Introduction to hospitality | Service quality and guest satisfaction | Mystery shopping project
DAY 5: Pastry class | Bar & beverage class | Event management
DAY 6: Hotel visits
DAY 7: Disney workshop | Disneyland theme park
DAY 8: 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 legendary tourism destinations with thriving hospitality industries.

Example schedule:
A confirmed timetable will be given to students prior to arrival.

DAY 1: Arrivals and check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Discover Marbella by Segway | Cocktail workshop
DAY 3: Cheese factory visit | Become the best food and beverage professional | Eat what you cook
DAY 4: Chocolate factory visit | Behind the scenes of hotel operations: rooms division | Paddle & surf circuit
DAY 5: Aqua Park | Coaching and team building workshop | Karaoke night
DAY 6: 5* resort visit | Beach BBQ
DAY 7: Excursion to Sevilla and amusement park
DAY 8: Transfer to Switzerland | Welcome dinner
DAY 9: Campus tour | Team building | Evening at the lake
DAY 10: A history of food & nutrition at the Alimentarium Food Museum | Lake Léman boat tour and Château de Chillon visit | Karaoke night
DAY 11: Zermatt in a day, visit Switzerland’s highest ski resort
DAY 12: Swiss pralines workshop | Careers in hospitality session | Fun forest | Movie night
DAY 13: Service workshop and waiters race | Paintball | Escalade and badminton
DAY 14: Glion campus visit (optional) | Montreux guided tour | Gala dinner
DAY 15: Departures

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:

A confirmed timetable will be given to students prior to arrival.

DAY 1: Arrivals and check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Team building | Games night
DAY 3: Introduction to hospitality | Presentation skills | Outdoor activity and BBQ
DAY 4: 5* hotel visits | Patisserie of tomorrow workshop | Movie night
DAY 5: Kitchen workshop | Connecting humans coaching session | Prison Island escape room activity
DAY 6: Crans-Montana ski resort | 5* Alpine hotel tour | Hike and mountain karting
DAY 7: Visits to cheese and chocolate factories in Gruyere region
DAY 8: Events management workshop | Welcome dinner preparation
DAY 9: Campus tour | Team building | Evening at the lake
DAY 10: A history of food & nutrition at the Alimentarium Food Museum | Lake Léman boat tour and Château de Chillon visit | Karaoke night
DAY 11: Zermatt in a day, visit Switzerland’s highest ski resort
DAY 12: Swiss pralines workshop | Careers in hospitality session | Fun forest | Movie night
DAY 13: Service workshop and waiters race | Paintball | Escalade and badminton
DAY 14: Glion campus visit (optional) | Montreux guided tour | Gala dinner
DAY 15: Departures

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:
A confirmed timetable will be given to students prior to arrival.

DAY 1: Arrivals and check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Discover Marbella by Segway | Cocktail workshop
DAY 3: Cheese factory visit | Become the best food and beverage professional | Eat what you cook
DAY 4: Chocolate factory visit | Behind the scenes of hotel operations: rooms division | Paddle & surf circuit
DAY 5: Aqua Park | Coaching and team building workshop | Karaoke night
DAY 6: 5* resort visit | Beach BBQ
DAY 7: Excursion to Sevilla and amusement park
DAY 8: Brunch and sailing | Welcome dinner for new students
DAY 9: Team building | Beach activity | Tapas dinner
DAY 10: Golfing at Marbella Golf Country Club | Marketing workshop | Cinema and pizza night
DAY 11: Paddle surf | Business etiquette in hospitality workshop | Cocktail night
DAY 12: Málaga guided tour | Resorts management workshop
DAY 13: Adventure park | Entrepreneurship workshop | Karting competition
DAY 14: Beach activity | Shopping time | Gala dinner
DAY 15: Departures

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 2 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

 

Download an application form

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 | Welcome Dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Crans-Montana ski resort | 5* Alpine hotel tour | Evening at the swimming pool
DAY 3: Introduction to hospitality | Marketing & communication workshop | Introduction to oenology | Crans-Montana beach club
DAY 4: 5* Hotel visits | Swiss Pralines masterclass
DAY 5: Glion campus visit | A history of food & nutrition at the Alimentarium | Montreux Jazz Festival
DAY 6: Hospitality insights on tourist attractions workshop | Evening at campus Roots bar
DAY 7: Zermatt in a day, visit Switzerland’s highest ski resort
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 | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: : Introduction to hospitality management | Discover Marbella by Segway | Cocktail workshop
DAY 3: Food & beverage protocol | Hands-on hospitality | Technology applied to kitchen operations activity | Themed dinner
DAY 4: International business protocol | Personal branding workshop | Sommelier with cheese pairing workshop | Themed dinner
DAY 5: 5* hotel visit in Málaga | Málaga guided tour | Tapas dinner
DAY 6: Finance for hospitality workshop | Industry relations seminar | Paddle surf | Dinner on the beach
DAY 7: Canyoning activity | Visit to 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.

DAY 1: Arrivals & check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Crans-Montana ski resort | 5* Alpine hotel tour | Evening at the swimming pool
DAY 3: Introduction to hospitality | Marketing & communication workshop | Introduction to oenology | Crans-Montana beach club
DAY 4: 5* Hotel visits | Swiss Pralines masterclass
DAY 5: Glion campus visit | A history of food & nutrition at the Alimentarium | Montreux Jazz Festival
DAY 6: Hospitality insights on tourist attractions workshop | Evening at campus Roots bar
DAY 7: Zermatt in a day, visit Switzerland’s highest ski resort
DAY 8: Transfer to Marbella | Welcome dinner
DAY 9: Campus tour | Workshops: Rooms division operations, hotel revenue management and Social Corporate Responsibility in hospitality | Beach activity
DAY 10: Excursion to Ronda: eco vineyards and Spanish wineries | Social evening
DAY 11: Workshops: Resort management and digital marketing | Marbella guided tour and olive oil tasting
DAY 12: Water park | Kitchen activity: New trends for foodies | Starlite Festival
DAY 13: 5* hotel visit | The art of wine pairing session | Resort entertainment workshop | Karting competition
DAY 14: Luxury spa experience | Gala dinner
DAY 15: Departures

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: Arrivals & check-in | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour | Crans-Montana ski resort | 5* Alpine hotel tour | Evening at the swimming pool
DAY 3: Introduction to hospitality | Marketing & communication workshop | Introduction to oenology | Crans-Montana beach club
DAY 4: 5* Hotel visits | Swiss Pralines masterclass
DAY 5: Glion campus visit | A history of food & nutrition at the Alimentarium | Montreux Jazz Festival
DAY 6: Hospitality insights on tourist attractions workshop | Evening at campus Roots bar
DAY 7: Zermatt in a day, visit Switzerland’s highest ski resort
DAY 8: Sales, marketing and revenue management workshops | Welcome dinner for new students
DAY 9: Service techniques and art de la table workshop | Team building
DAY 10: The world of hospitality careers session | Games night
DAY 11: Sustainable boutique hotel visit | Cocktail making masterclass
DAY 12: Kitchen workshop | Paintball & fun forest
DAY 13: Digital presence and self-awareness workshop | Create the perfect CV | Local brewery visit
DAY 14: Cheese and chocolate factories visit | Gala dinner
DAY 15: Departures

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:
A confirmed timetable will be given to students prior to arrival.

DAY 1: Arrivals & check-in | Discover Puerto Banus | Welcome dinner
DAY 2: Campus tour and introduction to hospitality management | Discover Marbella by Segway | Cocktail workshop
DAY 3: Food & beverage protocol | Hands-on hospitality | Technology applied to kitchen operations activity | Themed dinner
DAY 4: International business protocol | Personal branding workshop | Sommelier with cheese pairing workshop | Themed dinner
DAY 5: 5* hotel visit in Málaga | Málaga guided tour | Tapas dinner
DAY 6: Finance for hospitality workshop | Industry relations seminar | Paddle surf | Dinner on the beach
DAY 7: Canyoning activity | Visit to Puerto Banus by boat | Gala dinner
DAY 8: Adventure day: canyoning | Welcome dinner for new students
DAY 9: Workshops: Rooms division operations, hotel revenue management and Social Corporate Responsibility in hospitality | Beach activity
DAY 10: Excursion to Ronda: eco vineyards and Spanish wineries | Social evening
DAY 11: Workshops: Resort management and digital marketing | Marbella guided tour and olive oil tasting
DAY 12: Water park | Kitchen activity: New trends for foodies | Starlite Festival
DAY 13: 5* hotel visit | The art of wine pairing session | Resort entertainment workshop | Karting competition
DAY 14: Luxury spa experience | Gala dinner
DAY 15: Departures

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 2 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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