Florida State / Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the Florida State University is a scholarly and exciting program of classes targeted to retired individuals and folks over 50 who want to continue their education in a stress free environment where there are no tests and no homework: Learning for the fun of learning. The OLLI at FSU is associated with the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. We receive funding through membership dues and class fees. The Bernard Osher Foundation provided OLLI at FSU with grant funding between 2009 – 2011, and recently awarded a million dollar endowment in the beginning of 2012!
OLLI offers scholarly classes during a 6-week Spring Term and a 6-week Fall Term. OLLI classes meet on campus at The Claude Pepper Center and at several offsite locales. During May of each year OLLI has a lively 3-week term of classes that we call the OLLI “Maymester.” Our classes are taught by current or retired faculty from FSU, FAMU, and TCC. FSU graduate students and community members who have expertise in their field of study are invited to teach. Topics range from Art to World History. On average, OLLI at FSU offers 35 different topics per year. OLLI classes will educate, amuse, and challenge you.
In addition to academic classes, OLLI at FSU offers a Noon Lecture Series and the College of Social Science’s Broad Lecture Series, both which feature well-known and informed speakers in a wide array of topics. There are field trips to fascinating locations, an art and culture group, a book club, Spanish club, and special events including trips to the opera and plays, outings to FSU sports events, and special events at local galleries. OLLI at Sea is the most recently added “Ed-venture.” The OLLI at FSU has a dynamic, published writers' group. Classes are offered in Leon and Jefferson Counties at a variety of locations. The OLLI experience promotes communication and interaction between OLLI members and traditional college students.
Membership in OLLI at FSU is a great value: The yearly cost of membership is $110, payable at one time or in two payments of $60 each. Class fees range from $30 to $55 per class depending on the length of the class.
For more information call 850-644-7947 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OLLIatFSU with over 90 photo albums of past events. The page features the exciting times and multiple adventures of OLLI at FSU.