Study Abroad: NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) Deadline: April 1/April 15, 2012 July 9-27, 2012 St. Petersburg, Russia http://www.nyi.spb.ru/news NYI is a phenomenal way for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to have an eye-opening overseas experience, while continuing their focus on Linguistics/Cognitive Science or Cultural/Media Studies. The school is a 3-week Institute, held in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia, at which students choose 4 seminars in a range of fields in the humanities and social sciences. Faculty are from a wide range of fields and institutions. This year’s program features Tom Bever (Arizona), Rajesh Bhatt (UMass), James Hurford (Edinburgh), Roumyana Pancheva (USC), Irina Sekerina (CUNY), Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State), John F. Bailyn, Robert Crease, Robyn Deluca, Heidi Hutner, Gary Marker (Stony Brook), and others. All classes are in English. NYI is a superb way to spend 3-4 weeks of summer 2011! There are two ways students can participate: (i) For credit through Stony Brook’s 4-wk Study Abroad program to St. Petersburg, for which they get 6-9 transferrable credits and pay SUNY (low) tuition and a program Fee. For this option, which includes study of beginning Russian and group excursions, a cultural program and so on, the deadline is April 1 (short extensions possible), and interested students should go to the Stony Brook Study Abroad website for application details. http://www.stonybrook.edu/studyabroad/shorts_russia.html (ii) Students can attend NYI directly, without receiving any US-side credit (just our Certificate of Completion) and without paying US tuition for the program, just a reduced Program Fee. For this option he deadline is April 15, 2012. Interested students should contact jbailyn@notes.cc.sunysb.edu