The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project is a program of the Illinois Humanities Council that provides free college-level courses in the humanities for adults living on low incomes, creating a forum to read and discuss the central ideas of our society.
Courses explore literature, philosophy, art history, writing, and American history, and are taught by faculty from institutions including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and DePaul University. Offered in partnership with the Bard Clemente® Course in the Humanities, students may receive six units of college credit.

Prospective Students

Los Futuros Estudiantes



OP in Action


Contributing Partners

For more information about The Odyssey Project, please call Chris Guzaitis at 312.374.1550.