Adult Learning and Education


NYC Theatre Trip 

ny Fantastic opportunity to take in Broadway shows and see the sights of New York City with experienced leaders who have inside connections to the theatre world!


New Orleans Jazz Trip

New Orleans Immerse yourself in the world of Jazz and experience all that NOLA has to offer.  Dr. John Cooper, director of Jazz Studies, will be leading this trip to the Big Easy! 



life Western Illinois University is committed to Academic Excellence, Educational Opportunity, Personal Growth, and Social Responsibility.

As a result, the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach works with  creates lifelong learning opportunities on both the Macomb and the Quad Cities campuses of Western Illinois University. The LIFE program offers a wide range of courses at an affordable price, allowing individuals to take several classes every semester at locations throughout the Macomb community. Instructors for our programs are university faculty as well as community members with a desire to share their knowledge and time with individuals in the community members. The courses are non-credit in nature and do not require tests or papers. Any adult is welcome to register for a lifelong learning course. There are no educational requirements or prerequisites for our courses. New courses are available every spring and fall. Registration opens January 15th for spring courses and August 1st, for fall courses.

For more information, please contact our office at (309) 298-1911.

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