Lifelong Learning Institutes & Road Scholar

Advancing Lifelong Learning Across America

At Road Scholar, we believe lifelong learning isn’t just a hobby — it’s a way of life. We’ve spent more than 40 years inspiring adults to learn on Road Scholar experiences around the world, but our dedication to lifelong learning goes beyond our educational adventures. We’ve built the largest network of Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) across the U.S., helping adults pursue their love of learning close to home and facilitating the development of new curriculum and collaboration among our network of hundreds of LLIs. What is a Lifelong Learning Institute?

Lifelong Learning Institutes offer non-credit, college-level educational experiences, but with little or no homework and at a fraction of the cost. Classes are taught by members, retired and active faculty, and outside experts. But perhaps best of all — the life experience of all members elevates the intellectual discourse.

How does Road Scholar partner with Lifelong Learning Institutes?

We work closely with the administrators and members of the more than 400 LLIs in our network to develop and share educational resources that help fulfill our shared educational missions. Road Scholar’s network also facilitates communication and collaboration between member LLIs and helps to improve the visibility of LLIs in their communities.

Find a Lifelong Learning Institute

Find out what local LLIs in your community have to offer. By joining an LLI, you’ll meet new people who also love learning, gain access to a wide range of enriching classes and benefit from taking part in lively educational discourse.

Interested in Starting Your Own Lifelong Learning Institute?

Lifelong learning is what we do. We’ll help you get started if you’re interested in creating a LLI for your community.

Start an LLI.

Does Your LLI Want to Join the Network?

We work with more than 400 LLIs in our member network. Joining the network is easy and provides your LLI with a range of benefits and resources. Your organization will become part of a robust community of LLIs, enabling you and your members to collaborate and engage with other LLIs across the country.

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • You’ll be added to our directory of LLIs, so new members can find you.
  • You’ll receive our monthly newsletter.
  • You’ll learn about the latest trends and ideas for curriculum.
  • You’ll be able to participate in LLI conferences.

Join the Lifelong Learning Institute Network.

Bring Your Group on a Road Scholar Program

All of our 5,500 educational travel programs worldwide are available for affinity groups to reserve exclusively for their members. All you need to do is select the program, and we handle all the details.

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