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Fact Sheet:
Housing Type: Residence Hall Class Status: 2. Sophmore
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 3.0
Areas of Study: Hospitality Management, Hotel Management
Application Cancellation/Withdrawal Fee:
$50
Program Description:
Les Roches
Overview

Les Roches School of Hotel Management, operated in cooperation with the Swiss Hotel Association, is one of the world’s most prestigious hotel schools. Through a collaborative relationship, Endicott College offers a four-year degree completion program at Les Roches for Les Roches students who wish to come to Endicott for a year to complete their baccalaureate. In addition, Endicott’s hospitality students can spend a semester or a year at Les Roches School. Students take a full program of study while living in Les Roches residence halls. The unique curriculum also allows Endicott students to spend a year at Les Roches School - six months studying and six months completing an internship.

Switzerland is the birthplace of hospitality management education with a unique methodology that emphasizes rigor and quality assurance. Les Roches embraces those traditions, and integrates new trends to prepare students for and international career in the service industries. In a global survey of 5-star hotel hiring managers, Les Roches was ranked number 2 among all international hospitality management schools for an international career. Statistically, three institutes occupy this ranking position. (TNS Global Survey, September 2010). Every year, Les Roches educates and facilitates internships for nearly 1,400 students. On campus, our students from more than 90 countries learn, live, work  and have fun together in events and excursions  like one big family.

Location

In a village-style campus in the Swiss Alps, Les Roches provides students with modern accommodations, state-of-the –art educational facilities and access to a variety of sports facilities.  Our campus is located between Crans-Montana and Sierre, where students have easy access to shopping, restaurants, cultural events, and excellent public transportation. Take the virtual tour or see the live webcam!

Academics

Les Roches offers hospitality-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs that combine hands-on learning and internship experiences with management theory. This approach allows students to apply theoretical knowledge in the professional settings of hotels, restaurants and other facilities.

When studying at Les Roches, Endicott students will enroll in 27 credits, in their HOIII Hotel Management program. 21 of these 27 credits will transfer back into their Endicott College degree. The additional credits will go toward the duel Endicott and Les Roches degrees. The courses taken at Les Roches include: (for course equivalencies, contact your Advisor and Dean)
 
Course Number and Course Name Credits
RDM 3130 Rooms Division Management 3
FBM 3196 Food and Beverage Management 3
RDM 3131 Facilities Management 3
FIN 3173 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3
HRM 3176 Hospitality Human Resources 3
MKT 3182 Hospitality Marketing 3
GEN 3199 Economics 3
GEN 3109 Introduction to Psychology 3
   
1 course from the following as required: 3
GEN 3146/ 60/ 53 French 1, German 1 or Spanish 1  
GEN 3152/ 55 Mandarin 1 or Italian 1  
GEN 3147/ 50/ 54 French 2, German 2 or Spanish 2  
GEN 3148/ 51/ 56 French 3, German 3 or Spanish 3  
GEN 3149/ 58 French 4 or Spanish 4  
   
Total credits  27
 

The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: TBA
  • Orientation: TBA
  • Classes Start: TBA
  • Mid-Term Exams: TBA  
  • Classes End: TBA
  • Final Exams: TBA
  • Departure Date: TBA

Fees

Tuition at Les Roches is higher than Endicott tuition. As a result, students will be billed the higher tuition on their semester bill. Please refer to the Budget Sheet, listed above, for exact costs.

Housing

Students are accommodated in a number of residential buildings in Bluche. All rooms have ample storage space, comfortable beds and a place to study. Communal areas where students gather to work on projects, or just to relax, are available in most residences. For pictures and details, visit their website.

Student Life

The student social committee organizes many social and cultural activities on and off campus such as the Cultural Night, theme dinner parties, quiz nights, disco evenings and more. The Café du Village (also called CDV) is a focal point for running these events. Students also enjoy going out for a meal or a drink at “Le Petit Paradis”, a local establishment, or to Crans-Montana which is only 10 minutes away from the campus and which abounds with restaurants, clubs, bars and shops. For details on the many activities and events on campus and in the surrounding area, visit their website.

Student Visas

Application
All students studying abroad in Switzerland must obtain a student visa prior to traveling. The student visa application for Switzerland can be found at the following website: https://www.bfm.admin.ch/dam/data/bfm/einreise/visumantragsformulare/visumantrag-visumd-en-de.pdf
 
Processing Times
Visa processing times vary by country. Though some consulates are able to provide student visas in as little as two days, others may take as long as two months. We advise all students to review the timelines of their host country, and plan accordingly. Processing times can be found on the Swiss Consulate’s website.

Cost
The current cost to obtain a Swiss visa is $63. To ensure you are making the correct payment amount, and paying by the correct method (credit card, cash or money order), please visit the consulate website.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 10/06/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.