Since its establishment, the UP Open University has pursued its goal of making quality education more accessible to more people. Over the years, the UPOU has already provided education for Filipinos and other nationals in more than 60 locations in 40 countries. Twenty percent of UPOU’s most recent enrollment consists of students who are based outside the Philippines. They converge in one virtual classroom – the UPOU MyPortal. UPOU brings together people of different cultures, backgrounds, heritage and faiths in one community through open and distance e-learning to build a global community of lifelong learners.