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Odyssey USA
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Odyssey USA is the University of South Alabama's Institute for Learning in Retirement. It is a community of learners with inquisitive minds and a love of learning. Members come from a variety of backgrounds to learn together and enrich their time together. They design their own curriculum based on their own interests and intellectual curiosity.

Most Friday afternoons in the Humanities Building, you will see more than 125 Odyssey members participating in a variety of classes. Classes are challenging and thought-provoking with mind stretching activities covering a broad range of topics. Instructors are community experts, University faculty, and fellow Odyssey members. There are no tests, no grades, no homework.

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To enhance the camaraderie among members, Odyssey also sponsors monthly luncheon lectures and special field trips. Luncheon lectures generally focus on issues and happenings in the community. Field trips are usually organized in conjunction with class offerings.

If you would like to experience Odyssey USA before joining, please contact our office and we will arrange for you to attend our classes or luncheons on a trial basis. Each September, Odyssey sponsors its annual membership drive "Taste of Odyssey." At this event you will have the opportunity to meet our members and "taste" our classes.

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Odyssey USA is an official program of the University of South Alabama. It is administered through the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services.

Odyssey Membership
There are no formal requirements for membership to Odyssey USA other than an interest in continued learning. You need not to be fully retired, nor are there academic or experience requirements. To join please complete and submit our membership application, email lcadden@southalabama.edu, or call our office at 251-405-9930.

For more information:
Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services
1504 Springhill Ave., Suite 2515
Mobile , AL 36604-3273

Phone: (251) 405-9930
FAX: (251) 405-9931
Email: lcadden@southalabama.edu

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