It was created in 1939 and provides on-line material since the mid-1990s. The 3000 programs it offers range from kindergarten to university level. In 2006, about 350,000 students were registered, 30,000 living outside of France. Of these, approximately 120,000 are higher education students ranging from polytechnic through to masters level. CNED offer the opportunity to study at a high level, while living in any country, or traveling around the globe. Student can study with books, or online ( which is easier to carry when traveling).