Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) go by various names and come in many forms, but they share basic characteristics:

  • They are vital educational communities for older learners
  • Learners create their own college-level programs

OLLIs are a growing, national movement in intellectual and cultural exploration for men and women 50 years of age and better. Individuals of diverse backgrounds share interests and develop appreciation and knowledge in new areas. Seminars are led by volunteer moderators from the community -- retired educators, experts with vocational and/or professional credentials, or those whose avocation has provided them with knowledge they can share with others.