Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University is a membership-based lifelong learning program. We offer a wide variety of college-level, non-credit offerings for intellectually curious adults over age 50. The best part? No homework or exams!

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Why become an Osher member?

Studies tell us that people who are involved in lifelong learning are happier and healthier. Being an Osher member allows you to engage with other lifelong learners, exchange ideas, and attend offerings that cover a wide range of topics including music, history, science, and technology.

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Travel with Us!

We are pleased to partner with Travel Fever Tours to present, “Culture, Crafts, and Cuisine in Oaxaca, Mexico.”

Travel Dates: February 5-16, 2020

Join us for an unforgettable tour in southern Mexico. Get an inside look at Oaxaca’s culture by experiencing the region’s arts, crafts, and unique cuisine. Explore Oaxaca, visit craft-producing villages, shop at colorful outdoor markets, visit Zapotec archaeological sites, and sample some of the best cuisine in Mexico.

Learn More on the Travel Fever Website

Osher Institute Calendar of Offerings

Located Minutes from the Main Campus

Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park
220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706

The Osher office and classrooms are housed in the Yanke building. Unless otherwise indicated in its description, all offerings are held at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.

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Guest Passes

Members are given one (1) guest pass at the beginning of each semester and may bring a guest to one session of an offering when space is available. Please contact the Osher office at
(208) 426-6554 or osher@boisestate.edu prior to the offering to see if there is an open seat.

Guests must give their guest pass to an Osher Institute staff member upon arriving for class.

Community Sponsors

The Osher Institute gratefully acknowledges our community partners for their support of our mission of lifelong learning.

Gift Certificates are Available!

Give the Gift of Lifelong Learning

An Osher Institute gift certificate is the perfect gift for someone in your life who loves learning. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount to be put towards membership and course fees.

To purchase, call Customer Services at (208) 426-1709.