Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLI) are health clubs for the mind. They offer noncredit courses and other learning opportunities to older adults.
LLI is not about class credits, grades, or tests. It is about exploring new ideas, interests, and making and enjoying new friends.
No assignments, no tests, no grades and no prerequisites – it is learning just for the joy of it.
Every state in the US has Lifelong Learning Institutes. You can visit this website to find a Lifelong Learning Institute near you.
The most well-known Lifelong Learning Institute in the country is the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). OLLI programs are available at over 120 universities and colleges in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
The following LLI are in Minnesota.
Learning is Forever (LIFE)
Rochester Community & Technical College
851 – 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 285-7453
Fax: (507) 285-7110
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Minnesota
250 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-7847
Fax: (612) 624-7847
University for Seniors
University of Minnesota – Duluth
251 Darland Admin. Bldg., 10 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) 726-6347
Fax: (218) 726-6336