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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is committed to providing intellectually enriching educational opportunities tailored for seasoned adults. Our curriculum aims to expand participants' understanding of cultural, societal, scientific, and political issues. Courses are taught by university faculty and distinguished guest lecturers, covering a wide range of subjects such as foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events, and films.

OLLI programs are offered in a welcoming environment with state-of-the-art facilities across FAU's campuses in Jupiter, Boca Raton, and Broward County. Since 1980, Florida Atlantic University has been a pioneer in lifelong learning, boasting the oldest and largest OLLI in the United States. Our institute serves as a national model for exemplary lifelong learning programs.

Our esteemed faculty comprises accomplished scholars, professionals, and experts passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences with the OLLI community. Their dedication fosters a stimulating and engaging learning atmosphere. Additionally, OLLI at FAU cultivates a warm and inviting social environment, offering ample opportunities for networking, collaboration, and idea exchange. Participants forge lifelong friendships through group activities, excursions, and special events.

Our programs are designed to accommodate diverse schedules, with daytime and evening classes available. At OLLI, we firmly believe that learning is a lifelong journey that enriches and inspires individuals at every stage of life. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment where seasoned learners can explore new horizons, cultivate talents, and forge meaningful connections with a diverse community of fellow enthusiasts.

Join us at OLLI and discover the joy of intellectual exploration and the warmth of a supportive community. We eagerly await welcoming you to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU.


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