OLLI@BSC offers opportunities for travel locally, nationally, and even internationally.
October 5, 2022
Visit Fort Clark State Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Join scholar, Erik Holland as he introduces you to the Hidatsa and Mandan people who traded at Fort Clark and lived in the Knife River Indian Villages and at Mih-tutta-hang-kush. This excursion will help familiarize you with the places George Catlin and Karl Bodmer interacted with and painted the Mandan and Hidatsa. Spend time walking and talking in the sites, appreciating the activity that was daily life in the villages and environs nearly 200 years ago. Listen to some daily reporting, written in the 1830s, to make these well-preserved archaeological sites come to life. Much as the Hidatsa and Mandan were prepared for weather on the Northern Plains, the weather on this tour could be hot, cold, or windy, and will include considerable walking, so be prepared. Water and boxed lunch will be provided. Seats are limited, register today
July 17, 2023 - July 24, 2023
Experience the art, culture, and fashion that is Paris. Stroll through this enchanting city and see the famed Eiffel Tower, visit trendy boutiques on the Champs-Élysées, and marvel at the works of artistic genius housed in the Louvre. This 8-day tour includes round-trip airfare, 6 overnight stays in hotels, full-time services of a professional tour director, guided sightseeing tours and city walks, visits to select attractions as per itinerary, daily European breakfast, dinner and more. See some of Paris’ most popular attractions curated by Explorica:WorldStrides. Spots are limited, register today!
Do you love OLLI and want to contribute to the enrichment and development of our program? We are developing new ways for members to get involved through volunteer opportunities. We are currently looking for class hosts and subcommittee members serve on the Curriculum and Outreach/Fundraising Committees. Click here
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Our OLLI faculty is at the core of the OLLI member experience. We welcome new and returning instructors and invite course proposals that range from academic subjects to skills and activities. We also encourage a variety of teaching formats, including informational lectures, hands-on instruction, facilitated discussions of books, films or ideas, and field trips.
OLLI instructors do not need to be an OLLI member, hold a particular degree or have taught previously. What we do require is knowledge of the subject matter, thorough preparation, and adherence to OLLI policies and guidelines. Sample topics covered may include history, art appreciation, current events, computers, alternative health, literature and writing, just to name a few. We encourage creativity in course content and course titles.
Interested in becoming an instructor? Complete a course proposal
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