Summer School - Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture, 11-29 July 2016, Russia

Publish Date: Mar 17, 2016

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 11, 2016 12:00 to Jul 29, 2016 12:00

The St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) is an advanced study program organized every July in St. Petersburg, Russia at St. Petersburg State University.  NYI 14 will be held July 11-29, 2016

Participants take seminars with international scholars in a range of fields, especially those that do not fall neatly into traditional discipline areas. 2016 will be the 14th year of NYI.  Since 2003, over 1000 participants from 40 countries and 50 Russian Federation cities have received certificates for completing the NYI Summer Seminar Program.

Participants create a program design unique to their own interests, choosing 4 or 5 seminars from among the following fields

Generative Linguistics
Critical Cultural and Media Studies
Cognitive Psychology
Media, Film, and Politics
Literature & Performance Studies

NYI is a program of St. Petersburg State University, organized in cooperation with the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Background: NYI believes that traditional academic boundaries inadvertently prevent young intellectuals from engaging many important areas of modern inquiry which do not fall neatly into disciplinary frames, including the cognitive sciences, which study the workings of the human mind, and critical cultural studies, which concentrate on comparative aspects of human societies.  NYI is proud to have gathered an international group of faculty who are not only specialists in their fields, but also have experience working in intercultural environments and teaching in non-English speaking countries.

NYI would like to express its eternal gratitude to our supporters and partners:
• St. Petersburg State University:
--Office of International Programs 
--School of Philology and Arts
--Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Stony Brook University:
--Office of International Academic Programs
--Office of the Provost
--Department of Linguistics

• SUNY Central Administration, Office of International Programs  
• St. Petersburg University of Aerospace Instrumentation
• The Consulate General of the United States, St. Petersburg 
• The "Mosty" Cultural Foundation

Thanks to generous institutional support,  2016 costs for NYI will be lower than in 2015! 

Details will be posted March 24, 2016 some mini-grants for travel will also be available - stay tuned!

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. 

  • March 1, 2016: Applications become available. 
  • April 15: Discounted admission deadline.  Review of early applications begins.
  • April 30: Discounted admission acceptances announced
  • May 15: Final Application Deadline for students needing visas
  • May 31: Final Application Deadline
  • June 24:  Seminar Registration begins
  • July 6: Student groups established
  • July 7-9: Faculty arrive in St. Petersburg
  • July 11, Monday, 11:00 AM; Opening Ceremony
  • July 11: Monday, 12:30 pm: Classes begin
  • July 11-15: Week 1
  • July 18-22: Week 2
  • July 25-29: Week 3
  • Friday, July 29, 2016: Closing ceremonies.

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