Subject: distance learning

I'm studying with The Open University (located in Milton Keynes, England), and I'm in my 4th year. Yes, I'm getting a degree - a B.Sc. I'm just about there - this is my last course.

The OU does not have a campus - they only offer courses through distance-learning, and are very well known internationally. They only accept students, though, in Britain and Europe (I lived in Rome until last year, so I continued this year by registering with my old address in Rome).

In any case, if you're interested in finding out more about the OU, their web site is at A branch just opened this year in the U.S, but they don't have as many courses yet as the one in England (they also seem to be more expensive). You can see their site at

There are loads of institutions that offer college-degree courses on-line, but I've never seen any with as extensive a program as the OU.

Good luck! Laurie in Mexico City (formerly from Rome)