What is NYI?

NYI is a unique interdisciplinary summer school bringing faculty and students together from many countries for 3 weeks in July to study the human mind and human cultures in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia.

What are the dates for NYI in 2016?

July 11-29, 2016

Who teaches at NYI?

Our faculty come from many different institutions in the US, the Russian Federation and Europe.  (Click on "NYI Faculty").  Past faculty have come from Stony Brook University and 8 other campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, from Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, as well as from MIT, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), the City University of New York, and many other institutions.

Faculty announcements for 2016 will be made in February, 2016.

What language are the NYI seminars in?


Where are most NYI students from?

Over half are from the Russia Federation.  We are proud that 50+ Russian cities have sent students to NYI in its 13 years. Student groups have also attended from the US and Croatia. Universities wishing to send group should contact us directly. Individual students have attended from the following countries: Algeria, Austria, Basque Country, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA

Are Russian language classs available?

Yes. Interested students should contact NYI directly about this option.

How much does NYI cost?

NYI is a non-profit project. Costs are kept to a minimum. Cost depends on country of origin.

Mini-grants to offset costs will be available

The 2016 cost sheet will be available on March 1, 2016

Who can study at NYI?

Anyone! (But you have to apply)    Applications will be available on March 1, 2016

When will applications be available for this summer?

Applications will be available no later than March 1, 2016

Check this site beginning Feb. 15, 2016. 

Where do I stay if I am not from St. Petersburg?

The NYI staff will arrange dormitory stays for all students from outside of St. Petersburg, subject to availability. Prices may vary. When you apply, just indicate your request for a dormitory space on your application. Please contact NYI directly if you have any questions.

Where are classes held?

Classes are held in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Humanities at St. Petersburg State University, Galernaya St. 58/60

What do students receive upon completion of the program?

Students who successfully complete all seminars receive a Certificate of Completion issued jointly by St. Petersburg State University and Stony Brook University (SUNY) 

US and Canadian students can can receive 3-9 credits for the program.  Contact Stony Brook Study Abroad for more info.

ECTS credits available for European students. Contact NYI directly for more info.

Is it possible to attend only part of the NYI program?

No, all students must enroll for the entire 3-week program

What seminars are offered at NYI?

Faculty offer Seminars in interdisciplinary fields across the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Click here to read last year's seminar descriptions (2015).

How can I contact NYI with questions?

click on Contact Us above right and send us your message!

Can NYI be found on Facebook?

Yes, we can!   Click here for NYI's Facebook Page