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.

  • Fall Semester is closed. Click here for available programs.
  • Spring Semester is closed. Click here for available programs.

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

Rebecca Heinz

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5059

I believe that international education is of great importance to the way that we interact with both our global and local communities, and I have had the privilege of seeing students experience this firsthand through multiple settings in the field. After obtaining my BA in Spanish and Economics from Manhattanville College in Westchester County, New York, I worked for an English language school for international students and then for a study abroad office at a university. In 2016, I graduated with my MS in International and Intercultural Education from Florida International University. Today, I am very excited to help students with the application and pre-departure process so that they have an enriching and overall great experience abroad!

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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