University Open Air, a collaborative effort of the Brooklyn Public Library and the Prospect Park Alliance, provides immigrant teachers and professors an opportunity to share their knowledge with the public by welcoming students with open-level and free classes. This ongoing program occurs bi-annually every September over the course of two weeks and for a shorter spring residency at one of the library's branch locations. 

Your professors will be teachers, researchers, professionals, and academics educated at institutions around the globe, and they'll teach courses in the social sciences and humanities, as well as other disciplines. We aim to offer a platform for the talent and wisdom in the life stories of New York’s local immigrants who might not otherwise have the opportunity to teach in the US. 

University Open Air is a space for you to gain knowledge and experience in dialogue with a community of thoughtful educators and fellow students. Here, your desire to learn will be acknowledged and celebrated, regardless of immigration status.