Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Teach a course!

Many of our instructors and class facilitators are volunteers! If you are a prospective instructor or facilitator interested in volunteering to teach a course or lead a club, please fill out our course proposal form and email it to osher@miami.edu.

We have a 'teach a class, take a class' policy. Our OLLI volunteer instructors teaching a paid class are eligible to enroll in a class of the same value for free. OLLI volunteers facilitating a free club are eligible to receive a tuition waiver valued at our lowest priced course. Join us and teach your passion!

Mission of the University of Miami

The University of Miami's mission is to educate and nurture students, to  create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.

Mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami

Our mission, as part of the University of Miami, is to provide for adults 50 years old and older, intellectual stimulation, social interaction, service opportunities, and outreach to the university and to the greater community.

Vision: It is our vision to be a world-class, member-driven learning community, accessible to and meeting the needs of a diverse and growing population of older adults.

Values: As part of our mission and vision, we encourage:

  • Supportive peer-group interaction

  • Appreciation of life experience

  • Lifelong stimulation and growth

  • Physical activity

  • Social interaction

  • Creative expression

  • The satisfaction of learning, teaching, and volunteering within OLLI

  • Opportunities for community service