In June of 2009 Ohlone College signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Suzhou Institute of Services and Outsourcing (SISO). SISO is situated in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). SISO is a new, Chinese government-owned higher education institute approved by the Jiangsu, China Provincial Government in February 2008. SISO specializes in studies in Software Technology, Finance, and Animation.
The signing of the Cooperation Agreement occurred during a visit to Ohlone College by a delegation of Suzhou Industrial Park education officials. The delegation was led by SIP Education Bureau General Director Ding Lixin. This followed on the heels of a translated to English by Google Translate), led by President Dr. Gari Browning, to Suzhou.