Everything was really well organized: the schedule, the materials and also the atmosphere was serious and relaxed at the same time.
The lectures cover a vast and satisfying range of topics for beginners as well as for advanced learners. Professors are amazing and able to convey their interest for the discipline they teach.
The space for free dialogue and discussion, great courses, lectures and workshops and me trying to take part in creating an intellectual international community
Having such a diverse array of teachers and students, from universities and cities all over the world, made for a unique experience and exposed me to some fascinating viewpoints.
The best thing about NYI I think is the intense level of reflection and interesting discussion. My classes intersected with the lectures and the world around us. Amazing.