The Odyssey Project

The 2010 Odyssey Project graduates gathered for a photo on the stage at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Photo by Eileen Molony.The 2010 Odyssey Project graduates gathered for a photo on the stage at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Photo by Eileen Molony.

The Odyssey Project (OP) is founded on the premise that liberal education is education to make people free, and it proceeds on the conviction that engagement with the humanities can offer individuals a way out of poverty by fostering habits of sustained reflection and skills of communication and critical thinking.
 
The Odyssey Project (OP) is a college-level course in philosophy, literature, art history, and history for men and women living at or below 150% of the poverty level. Its anchor program is the first-year course, which is offered in partnership with the Bard College Clemente® Course in the Humanities and for which students may receive six units of college credit. Faculty members come from top institutions including the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and DePaul University.
 

Prospective Students

Los Futuros Estudiantes

Applications

Available in June 2014
 
 

OP in Action

Faculty

Contributing Partners

 
 
For more information about The Odyssey Project, please call 312.422.5580.