University of the People is a tuition-free online university encompassing an international community of students, top of the line professors, and is available anytime, anywhere. The e-learning environment allows for a flexible, collaborative education, with peers learning from each other as well as from professors. The online classroom creates an innovative, international, successful learning style—motivating students to work together and provide a diverse prospective. Students are responsible to contribute to all online course discussions, articulating their personal opinions about class materials as well as commenting on fellow students’ thoughts. This online learning structure develops a supportive student community throughout the university.
Each student will be connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who will remain with them until graduation. The student’s personal Program Advisor acts as his/her support system throughout their studies. The personal Program Advisor will be happy to answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.