Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University invites students from Europe to 'fall in love' with Suzhou, China

SUZHOU, China, April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, is gearing up for a recruitment visit to Paris.

"There can be no opportunity without challenges," said Adrian de Riz, from Hanover, Germany, who is completing a masters degree in business analytics at International Business School Suzhou.

International students in Suzhou agree that it is an excellent destination for adventurous types, a place that redefines life in a modern Chinese city.

Renowned for its classical gardens and rich history as a silk producer on the Silk Road, Suzhou is just a 30-minute train ride from cosmopolitan global finance centre, Shanghai.

Over 700 international students in Suzhou are enrolled at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, located in Suzhou Industrial Park, a modern development in East Suzhou.

With links to several Fortune 500 companies, XJTLU enable students to learn the Chinese language while earning an internationally-recognised degree, taught in English.

"It's a beautiful, clean, modern city, and I'm learning Chinese which will be really helpful for my future," said French undergraduate Lea Fischbach, studying biological sciences at XJTLU.

"There's cutting-edge research going on in our department," she continued, "and the professors are very friendly and involve you in what they're doing."

Outside of the classroom, students find opportunities to both explore local culture and prepare for their future.

Another international student at XJTLU is Filip Krzyzanowsk, from Poland, a global traveller and video blogger who's thrilled to call Suzhou home: "Definitely, Suzhou is an amazing choice," said Filip. "If you love adventure and see the value of stepping out of your comfort zone, I couldn't recommend anywhere over this place."

"We're all aware of how important China is becoming, and soon I'll be able to add a year in China to my computer science degree, so I'll have really strong job prospects," he added.

The XJTLU student recruitment team will be visiting France and the UK from April 30 - May 4 and will be available to discuss study options at XJTLU. To make an appointment, please email XJTLU Global.

Founded in 2006, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is the largest international collaborative university in China, a partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool.  XJTLU's vision is to become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features.