The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas is excited to announce an educational travel opportunity to the ancient city of Rome, Italy.  In partnership with the U of A Study Abroad Office and the U of A Rome Center, we are offering a 9 day trip to the heart of Rome, guided by Professor Tom Paradise.

Participants will visit some of the most recognizable sights of Rome such as the Vatican, Forum, Colosseum and the gardens of Villa d’ Este. But that’s not all, Dr. Paradise will also take travelers on strolls through less known gardens, sparkling fountains, and historic churches, while stopping to enjoy great food, wine and shopping along the way. Additionally, participants will take part in programs and courses, prior to the trip and while in Rome. To view an itinerary, approx. cost, information about programs and your main tour guide, Prof. Tom Paradise, CLICK HERE.

What: OLLI in Rome
When: May 13-23, 2018
Where: UA Rome Center – Rome, Italy
Who: OLLI members, Students, UA Faculty & Staff, NWA Community
Why: OLLI at U of A strives to create a variety of opportunities to learn and discover history, geography arts, architecture and different cultures through educational programs and excursions. Through these opportunities students gain new knowledge, personal growth and a global perspective. OLLI in Rome is an opportunity for you to study abroad and experience firsthand a new culture, language, and environment. This unique program will engage participants in a learning environment that provides opportunities for wonder and discovery.

Space is limited, so sign up TODAY! To secure your spot, an initial deposit is due by Dec. 18, 2017. Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive a traveler information form and details about next steps such as securing airfare, travel insurance and dates/locations of pre-departure programs. DO NOT purchase airfare or make other arrangements until notified.

**To participate in this program an OLLI membership is required** Memberships are available for $50 ($40 for active AR Alumni Association members). To purchase a membership you can visit the OLLI website,, or contact us at 479-575-4545. To register and make a deposit online using a credit card – CLICK HERE or contact our office to pay with check/cash.

If you have any questions regarding the trip or registration process, please contact Josh Raney at or 479-575-3541.

This is sure to be a very unique, educational travel program, a first of its kind for OLLI-U of A!