IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of the scarcity of affordable short-term housing in the city, we will this winter be required to place a sizable non-refundable deposit to secure space for our scholars, so we will need to know as soon as feasible if accepted applicants will require housing.
Working closely with universities in the area we are in the process of locating relatively affordable housing for our Summer Scholars, most likely dormitories that meet our standards of cleanliness, convenience, and safety. We will try to ensure that all participants’ housing provides for kitchen facilities. Any housing we select will provide air conditioning, since July can be a hot and humid time in the city. Summer Scholars will most likely be required to provide their own sheets and towels, and should be prepared for the fact that they may share a floor or building with other, non-NEH groups, including undergraduates, graduate students, and non-students who may be in New York for summer school, conferences, or any kind of co-curricular or non-academic activity. Note that we cannot provide housing any earlier than Sunday, July 5, or any later than Saturday, July 18, 2015.
New York offers a challenging but dynamic and richly rewarding experience. Please be prepared that dormitories may be small, expensive when compared to comparable housing in your region, and not completely insulated from street noise. Summer Scholars may be required to take public transportation to/from their housing, the Hunter College campus, and any off-campus seminar sites (e.g. the Museum of Chinese in America, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, Jackson Heights, etc.). MetroCards, which afford each participant unlimited access to the city’s 24-hour subway and bus system, will be provided to each Summer Scholar.