Experience Hospitality in Marbella

Why spend a semester in Spain?

Participation in a semester abroad program is more than an academic adventure; it’s an experience that can change your life and career path.

  • Learn from qualified and experienced international faculty
  • Gain practical skills in hospitality through experiential learning
  • Interact with students from different backgrounds and cultures

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  • Develop independence and leadership skills
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Live abroad and experience a completely different environment
Experience Hospitality in Spain

Spain is one of the most welcoming places in the world, not surprisingly we find it’s ranked 3rd most visited country in the world and 3rd globally with most hotel rooms. When it comes to Hospitality Management, Spain knows how to do it!

At Les Roches Marbella you will enjoy our unique experiential-learning approach, rigorous educational methods and multicultural learning environment, with students from more than 70 countries who all share a common passion for hospitality. Our state-of-the-art campus is located in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Marbella (one of Europe’s top luxury destinations).

RANKED THE TOP HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL IN SPAIN

Les Roches Marbella is ranked by industry hiring managers of luxury hotels as the top hospitality management school in Spain for an international career (TNS, global research, 2013).

Les Roches Marbella is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the leading US accreditation bodies.

Course Overview

ACADEMIC SEMESTER / SPAIN
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Study abroad in Spain (academic semester)

To become a hospitality professional, it is important to understand not only theoretical knowledge within an international context, but to have hands-on experience within the industry. We are proud to offer the perfect environment to develop as a hospitality professional while flourishing academically, culturally, and socially. Furthermore, Marbella is a beautiful, safe, international city that allows its residents and visitors alike to experience an enviably high quality of living in the Costa del Sol.

Students will choose, in consultation with the Academic department and depending on current level of studies, 5 courses from the second year and/or third year classes listed below: Students have the option to experience an internship as one of the 5 courses.

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • Modeling for Management
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Looking to the Future: Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Anthropology of Tourism

Please note: The academic semester includes 1 week mid-term break.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

PRACTICAL SEMESTER / SPAIN
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Study abroad in Spain (practical semester)

To become a hospitality professional, it is important to understand not only theoretical knowledge within an international context, but to have hands-on experience within the industry. This semester-long program has been designed to give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the practical aspects of hospitality. During the semester in Spain, students will focus solely on practical learning*. Students will take the following courses.

  • Service Techniques- Experiential Learning
  • Cleaning Science and Stewarding
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations
  • Service Concepts
  • Culinary Arts- Experiential Learning
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations-Craft Based Learning
  • Culinary Concepts

Please note: The academic semester includes 1 week mid-term break.

Upon completion of the semester abroad, students will receive a course transcript listing the corresponding passed credits. Credit transfer to the students’ university is subject to evaluation by their current university.

*Students will be incorporated into Semester 1 (BBA 1) cohort.

Admissions Requirements
  • Room and board fees include off-campus accommodation managed by Les Roches Marbella and half board (breakfast and lunch, 5 days a week, Monday to Friday)
  • Applicant must be 18 years old or older
  • Aimed at current students majoring in hospitality management or business who wish to gain international and practical experience
  • Completed application form and documents
  • The student must meet Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel Management admission requirements for undergraduate students
  • English Qualification if English is not the student’s mother tongue – TOEFL 550, 80 (internet-based test) or IELTS 5.5