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Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth
10 Hilton Field Road
Hanover, NH
Phone: (603) 646-0154
Fax: (603) 646-0138
Email: ilead@Dartmouth.EDU

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ILEAD's Mission Statement:

To provide lifelong educational opportunities
to residents of the Greater Upper Valley
and members of the Dartmouth Community.

ILEAD's Vision:

To be recognized as a center of excellence
in lifelong education at Dartmouth.

ILEAD's Core Values:

  • Belief in, and commitment to, lifelong education as essential for quality of life;
  • Membership open to all
  • Voluntary, per-led programs;
  • An appropriate fee structure to help ensure financial sustainability but also with some provision for accomodating those unable to afford the fees; and
  • Continued association with Dartmouth College.


ILEAD began in 1991
ILEAD membership is 1,525 as of June 30, 2012. 
ILEAD offers 160+ courses a year
Volunteer study leaders
Volunteer committee members
3 full-time staff
An average of 600 participants attend ILEAD's summer lecture series
Recent trips to Switzerland, Fiji and Santa Fe New Mexico
Reasonable fee structure

Joining ILEAD:

Becoming a member is most rewarding...

Receive intellectual stimulation, meet new friends, get opportunities to travel abroad, gain access to the renowned Dartmouth College Libraries and access to Hopkins Center events, sporting events, and campus lectures; gain access to day trips to historical and cultural locations, participate in courses offered in fall, winter, and spring, as well as special one-time lectures and opportunities to be an ILEAD Study Leader.

  • Easy to join
  • Rewarding to participate
  • ILEAD is open to all
  • Being a Member Is Most Rewarding

Members, regardless of age, academic background or college affiliation, can participate in year-round stimulating, provocative and intellectual activities and courses of their choosing.
During the period of your selected course(s), you are allowed use of the renowned Dartmouth College Libraries.  Study Travel Programs offer opportunities to travel worldwide. In addition, a series of day and overnight trips to historical and cultural locations is offered throughout the year.  Plus, you're sure to meet new friends during special academic and social events featured throughout the year.

To become a registered member and be eligible for all ILEAD activities, plus receive mailings and participate in as many Study Groups as you wish, simply:

Register each year. Our annual membership year runs from July 1 – June 30. Complete the Application Form accompanied by your annual membership fee. Mail your Application Form to ILEAD, 10 Hilton Field Road, Hanover, NH03755-1413

Last Updated: 4/25/13