Soochow University is located in Suzhou, an ancient city popularly hailed as “Paradise on Earth”. It is one of the national key universities under the “211 Project” and also a key comprehensive university of Jiangsu Province. Original founded in 1900, it merged Su Nan Cultural & Educational College and Mathematics Department of Jiang Nan University in 1952 during the nationwide adjustment of higher education and became Su Nan Teachers’ College. Later in the same year, it was renamed as Jiangsu Normal College. In 1982, approved by the State Council, it was re-established as Soochow University. In the year of 1995, 1997 and 2000, Suzhou Silk & Mulberry College，Suzhou Silk Institute and Suzhou Medical College merged into Soochow University successively. Soochow University has now grown into a first-rate provincial comprehensive university in China with eleven disciplines of Philosophy, Economy, Law, Education, Literature, History, Physics, Technology, Agriculture, Medicine and Management. It has enjoyed reputation both at home and abroad for its complete coverage of disciplines, remarkable large enrollment, solid foundation and outstanding educational profits.
This is a one or two semester(s) undergraduate non-degree program for American Sophomore or Junior students studying in SUDA, consisting, for each semester, of up to 20 hour per week Chinese language courses and 4-6 hour per week courses on China study.
To learn more about Soochow University, visit: http://eng.suda.edu.cn
You will have an opportunity to apply for internships with local multinational corporations, which will enhance your studies and your resume. Social service opportunities with local NGO's will also be available.
Standard double occupancy rooms for international students at the Soochow University. Single occupancy rooms are available at extra cost. Please reserve early to secure your room.
$6300 per semester. Click here for what is included, and additional expenses, including meals, airfare and miscellaneous.
November 1st for Spring 2014.
Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta, in the south of Jiangsu Province, with Shanghai to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is praised as the 'Oriental Venice'. Taihu Lake, four fifths of which is in the territory of Suzhou, is one of the four largest fresh lakes in China, with East Hill, West Hill and other scenic spots in its vicinity. The city is cut by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. Together with its mild climate, making it an available destination all year round, fertile landscape and abundance of produce, it is no wonder that Suzhou is called 'paradise on earth'.
To learn more about living in Suzhou, visit www.moresuzhou.com.
In town, you can visit Suzhou with its world-famous gardens; Hangzhou, home of the West Lake; and the unchanged river towns of neighboring Zhejiang province. Farther afield, you can visit the historic Bund, the Shanghai Museum, with its outstanding collections of Chinese art, and the 400-year-old Yu Gardens. You will also spend one week visiting other cities in China.
Spring 2014: Late January through May. Dates are approximate, as Chinese universities may not confirm semester dates until shortly before the term starts. There will be an on-site orientation after the start of classes.