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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

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.


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!


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: January 18, 2018
  • Orientation: January 19-21, 2018
  • Classes Start: January 22, 2018
  • Mid-Term Exams: March 26-20, 2018
  • Final Exams: Late May, 2018 (dates to be determined)
  • Departure Date: June 1, 2018

The Fall 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


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.


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.

Health and Safety

All students will travel abroad with GeoBlue international health insurance, which is purchased by the College. Students will receive an electronic and hard copy of their insurance card, and should a doctor's visit (commonly referred to as hospital visit abroad) be necessary, they should reach out to their on-site study abroad coordinator/resident director. Students will be required to contact GeoBlue prior to their appointment, unless of course in the case of an emergency, and should follow the procedures outlined here. 

Students are also encouraged to register themselves in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens traveling abroad. STEP allows Americans abroad to receive updates from the nearest embassy or consulate and allows the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency. 

For additional health and safety tips, please visit our Health & Safety link on our main page. 

Student Visas

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:
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.

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.

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