• The best summer OF your life

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Les Roches Chicago Summer Program

to learn something new

From summer graduate programs to pre-undergraduate experiences, a summer course is a great way to shift your perspective and explore new interests. Les Roches’ international Summer Programs bring students from diverse backgrounds together for a thrilling immersion into the world of hospitality. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will let you make new friends, discover new places — and get inspiration for your future.


2017 Summer Program
10th-22nd July

If you are a high-school student interested in learning about travel and tourism, or a university student looking for summer graduate programs in hospitality, then our Summer Programs are for you.

Les Roches Chicago Summer Program will give you a taste of what it’s like to study hospitality at the only Swiss hospitality school in the United States.  

The program will enable you to explore a range of hospitality-related subjects including: marketing communications, careers, business strategy, delivering luxury service, work and leadership skills.

You will have the opportunity to try your hand at key practical skills such as housekeeping and wine and food pairing.

But most of all, you will have the chance to spend 2 weeks days with a crowd of like-minded people, and have a great time in Chicago – one of the world’s most dynamic tourism hubs. Visit iconic properties and landmarks including: The Magnificent Mile, McCormick Place, Chicago, Peninsula, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Trump Towers.

Program overview


Academic and EXPERIENTIAL Learning

The international Summer Programs at Les Roches blend academic and experiential learning to give you balanced exposure to the hospitality industry. Students enrolled in the Les Roches Chicago Summer Program will have the opportunity to get a taste of what hospitality studies have to offer.

  • Academic exposure – Get an introduction to the world of hospitality and understand the operations and functions of this exciting industry.
  • Career overview – Learn more about the many different career opportunities within the hospitality industry.
  • Hotel and restaurant visits – Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the different departments, roles, functions and activities in a hotel or restaurant.
  • Hotel simulation games – Be the manager and take charge of operational and environmental aspects of a hotel or restaurant! The simulation will require you to make decisions, work in teams and solve problems.
  • Hospitality strategies – Understand the details that make the difference between ordinary service and luxury experiences.
  • Marketing communications – Gain insights and learn more about the importance of successful communication.
  • Practical learning session – Apply yourself and get involved in the world of housekeeping, table service and food production.
  • Guided self-reflection – Keep track of your experiences through guided journal-writing sessions of the different visits to hotels and restaurants.

Important Information

Like others, you may enjoy the Summer Program so much that you decide to enroll on our bachelor degree program. If you enroll and are accepted for a program that starts before the end of 2018, we will deduct the cost of the Summer Program from the tuition fees**.



Cost per student (incl. taxes) : 2,900 USD

The fees are per person and include: tuition, accommodation at Les Roches Chicago, full board, outdoor activities, visits, and return transfer from Chicago O’Hare Airport to the campus.



  • Minimum 16 years old
  • English requirements: TOEFL 450 / Cambridge PET Pass / IELTS 4.5

(All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission)



Please fill the application form below

** This offer is not available in conjunction with any other scholarship.
Les Roches reserves the right to review and modify the program and tuition fees at any time and without notice.


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If you are wondering if a career in hospitality is the right career pathway for you, Les Roches Chicago Summer Program is the ideal summer vacation choice.

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