Study Abroad in Suzhou, China

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

  • Academic Year, Fall or Spring Semester
  • Courses taught in English
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No previous Chinese language study required
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, a meal allowance, orientation, excursions and cultural activities, and more. Optional AIFS Flight Package available.
  • Courses include business, Chinese language, cultural studies, history, international relations, politics, sociology and theater
  • Visa required before travelling to China
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

Due to visa regulations we recommend you apply early.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.


Students must apply for a student visa with the appropriate Chinese Embassy or consulate. Upon acceptance, AIFS will provide detailed instructions and the necessary official documents about the academic program and the semester in Suzhou; however, students must contact the Chinese Embassy or consulate directly for the appropriate visa forms. Due to visa regulations, we recommend you apply early.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Erin Craw

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5062

I joined the AIFS team as an Admissions Officer to help students get the most out of their study abroad experience. I am a University of Connecticut graduate with a background in Interpersonal Communication. I have a passion for international education and tourism. I became a travel enthusiast after exploring Southern Ireland. I truly enjoy working with students throughout the admissions process and providing them with the assistance needed to pursue a semester or academic year abroad. When I am not in the office I am spending time with my large Irish family.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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