Study Abroad in Suzhou, China

Study Abroad in Suzhou: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester (with meal allowance) $15,295
Fall or Spring Semester (without meal allowance) $14,495

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:

Pre-Departure

  • Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources—allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect

On-Site

  • Tuition 12 semester credits
  • Housing in a University residence hall
  • Meals meal allowance worth $800 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries
  • Orientation to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Suzhou and help you adjust to the culture
  • Excursions and day trips such as visits to Shanghai, Hangzhou and the Zhou Zhuang Water Town
  • Cultural and social activities such as an introduction to Chinese painting and calligraphy, exploration of Suzhou’s famous gardens, a Tai chi show and tea ceremony, Chinese cooking classes and visits to museums and galleries
  • Resident Director to help with any questions or advice you may need while in China
  • Library access to the library at XJTLU
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service so that you can reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester

Flights

  • U.S. to Shanghai
  • Shanghai to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Atlanta$1,620
Boston$1,540
Buffalo$1,600
Charlotte$1,580
Chicago$1,600
Cincinnati$1,620
Columbus$1,600
Dallas$1,620
Denver$1,580
Des Moines$1,620
Detroit$1,640
Houston$1,420
Los Angeles$1,400
Miami$1,620
Minneapolis$1,600
New York/ Newark$1,400
Orlando$1,500
Philadelphia$1,580
Phoenix$1,540
Pittsburgh$1,540
Raleigh/Durham$1,580
San Francisco$1,400
Seattle$1,580
St. Louis$1,620
Washington$1,420

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)