An intellectual, cultural, and social exploration for adults age 50 and above

If you’re 50 or over and interested in the sheer joy of learning, UCLA Extension invites you to join a vibrant community of like-minded adults at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA (OLLI). OLLI provides a unique opportunity for retired and semi-retired individuals to participate in an extensive program of classes, lectures, discussion groups, special events, and social gatherings.You can find us in your neighborhood with locations in Westwood Village, Sherman Oaks, and Hollywood. Join OLLI today and enjoy the benefits of membership all year long!

Contact Information
You can reach us by phone at (310) 825-7093, and email You can find detailed course descriptions by visiting the UCLA Extension website here.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at UCLA) is a community of dynamic adults 50 and above who are interested in the sheer joy of learning. OLLI experiences are geared to your lifestyle. You can choose from instructor-led courses with world-class instructors, or peer-led study groups for in-depth discussions.

All OLLI Members enjoy the following:

  • Invitations to unique programs and activities within the OLLI community
  • Connection with OLLIs across the nation
  • Access to award-winning instructors and compelling courses
  • Multiple, convenient learning locations

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Our Friends, the French, 1966


A witty exploration of the long relationship between the United States and France. Eric Sevareid’s objected is to find out why, despite officially friendly relations, the French since Benjamin Franklin’s time have had an unofficial disdain for Americans


The Italians, 1967


This documentary was freely adapted from Luigi Barzini's book "The Italians." Barzini presides over a selective tour of Italy, discussing the Italian people, their culture, customs, and history. This CBS News documentary won an Emmy and Peabody award.


The Japanese, 1969


A look at Japan and its people through the eyes of former U.S. Ambassador Edwin Reischauer. The Imai family is shown at home, at work, in the city’s nightclubs and with the children at school. Also seen are Japanese baths, a puppet theater, a rice farm and sample of TV variety shows. This CBS News documentary won an Emmy and Peabody award among others.


Current Brochure

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