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.  This year, NYI has gone virtual, as V-NYI.

What are the dates for NYI in 2020?

For NYI they were July 13-31, 2020.  For V-NYI they are now July 20-31. 

Who teaches at NYI?

Our faculty come from many different institutions in the US, the Russian Federation and Europe.  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 profiles

What language are the NYI seminars in?


Where are most NYI students from?

Over half are from the Russian Federation. We are proud that 60+ Russian cities have sent students to NYI in its 17 years. Universities wishing to send groups should contact us directly.

NYi is a highly international school. Students from the following countries have attended NYI in its 17 years: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Basque Country, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tadjikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA

Who can study at NYI?

Anyone! (But you have to apply)  Applications are available here

What do students receive upon completion of the program?

Students who successfully complete all seminars receive the V-NYI Certificate of Completion

US and Canadian students can can receive transferrable credits for the program.  Contact us for more info.

How much does V-NYI cost?

V-NYI is a totally money-free operation, run on a voluinteer basis by the NYI Team

Fellowships awarded for the original NYI-2020 will be valid in 2021. 

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

No, all students must enroll for the entire 2-week program

How do I apply?
click here to go directly to appliction form
How can I contact V-NYI with questions?