Get an International Pen-pal

Pen Pals for Kids- Kid World CitizenWhen I was in about 5th grade, I found an ad at the end of a children’s magazine to get a pen-pal from another country. With a #2 pencil, I bubbled in my name, my interests, and the top countries I was interested in: Yugoslavia (as it was called!), Mexico, Australia.

Pen-pal letters- Kid World Citizen

Letters and postcards from my pen-pal, Lily

In a couple of weeks I was matched with “Liliana from Yugoslavia”- we ended up writing for more than 10 years before we lost touch! It was an incredible experience to exchange pictures (I still have her stoic 5th grade school picture), stories from our schools, postcards from our vacations, etc. I remember the excitement of coming home from school and finding her letter on my bed: foreign stamps scattered across a colored envelope, addressed to me with her curly, distinctive handwriting. I can even recall when she told me I needed to start to address her letter to Macedonia, because it had declared independence and was its own country.

Writing to a pen-pal in another country can facilitate lifelong friendships- and at a minimum it creates a great learning experience that enhances social studies, geography, penmanship, and language skills. There are a couple of different ways to go about finding a pen-pal for your kids from another country.

1) Ask everyone you know.

Ask family, friends, and neighbors if they have a loved one abroad who would like a pen-pal. They might know an expat abroad, someone in the military based in another country, someone who is studying abroad, working as a missionary, a volunteer, or even have relatives who live in their home country. Make the connection with them and decide together if the pen-pals and your children would like to communicate via email, or if everyone is comfortable to dust off their stationary and mail letters through the post. There are advantages of both. Via email, your kids get almost instant gratification. If their writing partner uses a digital camera, it is easy to share a lot of pictures, and perhaps their pen-pal even posts to a blog where your kids can write back in the comments section. However, in many countries internet is not as widely used as we are used to. The advantages of old fashioned paper and pen are many.

Pen-pal letters- Kid World Citizen

Kids practice their writing skills, can send drawings and cards, learn to address and stamp an envelope, and enjoy going to the post office to buy special international stamps. Although there is some patience involved (you might wait months before getting a letter back from some remote locations), the excitement of getting a letter in the mail with their name on it is not lost in our digital age. Despite the expense, my kids have enjoyed sending little packages and homemade cards (especially at the holidays) to family members abroad, and of course they love receiving little presents even more.

2) Find a teacher or homeschooling parent who is looking for a pen-pal for their children.

Yugoslavian Stamps- Kid World CitizenThere are a lot of web sites that over pen-pal “matchmaking” services. I personally am a little nervous about individuals who post here, because there is no background check or identify verification. Never post your personal information on the internet for all to see, and I would prohibit my kids from visiting chat rooms, where identities are unknown. However, when it is a teacher, at a school, and you can see the school’s web site, it is more secure. At a very popular site, Students of the World, teachers can post their country of origin, or search the posts to find a suitable class with whom they can exchange letters. Another popular, ePals, you can search the maps, and the various forums for people looking for pen-pals. Many times teachers will be looking for class partners, but there are also homeschooling families, and individual students searching for pen-pals. You could also register and post your own search.

 

3) Sign-up to correspond with a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV).

There is a program for teachers in the US to be matched with a PCV through the “Wordwise Schools” program. When I was teaching Spanish, we had a volunteer based in Bolivia, who would share incredible stories with us in English and Spanish. A man on a burro came to pick up the mail every month from her high Andean village, and we exchanged letters once every couple of months. Not only did it give my students a chance to practice Spanish, it also gave us a glimpse of part of the world we probably won’t ever get a chance to visit. From their site:

A vibrant two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that helps U.S. students in the classroom learn about the people, geography, environment, and culture of the world from the direct experience of Volunteers living in other countries.”

4) Write to military personnel based abroad.My penpal's house- Kid World Citizen

There are many, many organization who will put you in contact with a man or woman in the military. Adopt-a-Soldier, Soldiers’ Angels are 2 popular organizations that support the US military. If you would like to write to someone in the HM Forces (UK), try Diedre’s Forces Penpal Service.

So get started today: find a pen-pal and locate their location on the globe. Find out more about their city or country from books in the library or on-line.  Get some fun stationary for your kids, and be available to help them write their first letters. When you go to mail the first letter, buy several stamps of the correct amount, so that you are ready when the next letter comes. Have your kids draw some pictures, send a photo, ask questions- have fun with this intercultural exchange!

201 Responses to Get an International Pen-pal

  1. It’s so much fun to have a pen pal! You can learn alot about that person’s life in another country.

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  3. hi abur my name is savanna im 10 i love toy do you my favirte food is pizza what is your favirte food i have two cats hamsters fish and birds do you have pets pelese write back love savanna

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  6. S.Adetutu Barnor George-Taylor

    Hi! My name is Adetutu and I am looking for a penfriend for my 11yrs daughter.

  7. Adetutu, how wonderful for your daughter! Try looking at http://www.ePals.com- they have lots of penfriends from around the world!:)

  8. Hello.. my name is jessica my seven yr old daughter is named leah and she is very enthusiastic to have an a international pen pal she has been learning about africa atnd other coutries at school and I would love to encourage her pen friend ideas. Please let me know if this is possible x thank you. Jess

    • i would love to be your pen pal!! My name is amanda and i live in nj in the us. whoever would like to be my pal, just leave a comment below telling me what you think of my description. thx!

      • It is possible, my son is about ten years and my daughter 6 years. We are living in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

  9. Hello my name is Jennifer. I am looking for an international pen pal for my 7 year old daughter Adyson and my 13 year old daughter Eve! They are very excited to begin this new adventure and can’t wait to meet their new friends! I would prefer a pen pale friendship not online, I would like to get them away from the technology for once and remember what it’s like to write an actual letter and send things trough the actual mail! We just aren’t sure where to start. Help!

  10. Hello can I ask what country you are from as my seven yr old daughter is also looking a letter writing pen friend?? Xx

  11. We are from the United States. How about yourself?

  12. Hiya we are from the england uk….. x where abouts in the usa are u from x

  13. We live in Michigan. On the west lake shore. England is defiantly one of her top places she was hoping her pen friend would be from. Not sure where your daughter was hoping she could find one though.

  14. Hi my daughter doesnt know im setting ot up for her yet but she will be so happy when I yell her I have sorted her apen pal out lol x do you fancy starting a pen pal ffriemdship between our girls then? X I think it would be greatly educational to learn about differnt countries and different ways of life x

  15. Absolutely!! Oh I’m so excited for them! :) Adyson will be thrilled, she’s been asking all day if I’ve found one yet! She said hopefully she’ll be from England, they have a queen mom! Lol! Not sure how you want to exchange information, so I’ll just give you my personal email and we can go from there and get the girls started!!! :)

  16. Cool I awai your adress and email x

  17. It’s not letting me send it for some reason :( do you have a Facebook

  18. It’s waxitaxi and it’s at yahoo lol… Maybe you can do it the way

  19. Hi yes I have face book im jess halse my profile pic is the same as the one on here im wearing a black top x

  20. It wont let me send my email address so add me on fb instead x

  21. It won’t let me find your Facebook either! Good grief. Try to find mine if you can it’s Jennifer Hintz I’m, black and white photo of just me…

  22. Well, I found a pen pal for my 7 year old, now I’m in search of one for my 13 year old daughter!!! Any have any ideas? :)

  23. I am looking for a pen pal for my 12 yo son. He has no preference whether the pen pal is a boy or girl. He just wants to connect with other kids and learn about their lives. He is interested in Irish dance, tennis, video games, and writing books. We are in the US and he would like to have an international pen pal. As he is interested in Irish dance and all things Irish, he would enjoy having an Irish pen pal.

  24. Hi my daughter is 8 we are in United Kingdom are you on Facebook

  25. kcunning  hello my name is Kirsty I have 3 daughters looking for pen pals the old snail mail way.  Aaliyah is 12, Brooklyn is 10, and Ciara is 6.
    If any of these interest your child please let me know via email – and we can exchange addresses there.
    Thanks

  26. kcunning  hello my name is Kirsty I have 3 daughters looking for pen pals the old snail mail way.  Aaliyah is 12, Brooklyn is 10, and Ciara is 6.
    If any of these interest your child please let me know via email – and we can exchange addresses there.
    Thanks

  27. Jenniferhintz
    hello my name is Kirsty I have 3 daughters looking for pen pals the old snail mail way.  Aaliyah is 12, Brooklyn is 10, and Ciara is 6.
    If any of these interest your child please let me know via email – and we can exchange addresses there.
    Thanks

  28. Jenniferhintz
    hello my name is Kirsty I have 3 daughters looking for pen pals the old snail mail way.  Aaliyah is 12, Brooklyn is 10, and Ciara is 6.
    If any of these interest your child please let me know via email – and we can exchange addresses there.
    Thanks

  29. JessHalse
    hello my name is Kirsty I have 3 daughters looking for pen pals the old snail mail way.  Aaliyah is 12, Brooklyn is 10, and Ciara is 6.
    If any of these interest your child please let me know via email – and we can exchange addresses there.
    Thanks

  30. Hi kirsty! Can I ask where you’re from?

  31. Australia.

  32. Oh awesome! Yes, my 13 year old daughter Eve would love to exchange letters with your oldest!!

  33. Jenniferhintz very good :) ok if you want to email me at and we can exchange addresses there.

  34. For some reason this site won’t allow anyone to post their email so I’ve had go through Facebook in order to exchange addresses

  35. Hi my name is Katie and I am looking for a penpal too. I’m 11 and would love a penpal I could write to, would any of your daughters be interested??

  36. Katie Nesbitt  Hello Katie, sounds great yes my oldest daughter would love to be your penpal.  Email me at and we can exchange addresses there

  37. can you extend your program to kenya please?

  38. Hi everyone. I am looking for a pen pal for my daughter. She is 8 and would like to find another girl to write back and forth with. We live in Pennsylvania, USA. Feel free to email and we will go from there.

    • My 8 year old girl would love an international pen pal to write to in old fashioned “snail mail” . We live in Queensland, Australia, would she be interested? USA would be a good start for her as our language is similar.

      • Hi Sue, my name is Cheryl. I have a 10yr. old daughter who would like to write the old fashioned way also. We live in Buffalo, New York, USA. Would you be interested even though she just turned ten in December?

      • Hello Cheryl, thanks for the reply. My girl would love to write to your daughter, she’s very excited about getting an international friend. Please email me and I will send you my address.

      • Thank you Sue for getting back to me. I am new to this and don’t know how to send you an email. Where do I find your email address?

      • I’m sending you both an email so you can get in touch!:)

      • My 7 year old son is happy to have a pen pal snail mail style from every and anywhere! We currently live in Switzerland. Any one interested please email me and we can go from there!

  39. Hi everyone, I was just reading the article about pen pals and thought the idea would be great for my daughter she is 9 and we live in the US. I would love to find her someone internationally that want to do the old snail mail method but don’t know where I can find another child for her to write with safely. Please help. Thank you.

    • I have a 10yr old, also in the US. Would you be interested depending on location? We are NY.

    • Hi, my 10 year old daughter is looking for a pen pal. we are in U.K. she is very interested in IT, making her own music videos and loves lady Gaga and all types of animals :-)

  40. I have a nephew and he is 7 years old in Uganda he wants to get a pen pal in USA.his name is moshen and in primary two.

    • Hi I have a 6 3/4 year old son who is looking for a pen pal. He is half American half Italian and we live in Italy. Would your 7 year old nephew be interested? His name is Emilio and he would love to write to Moshen. What do you think? My email address is karaband@gmail.com

  41. My 8 year old girl would love an international pen pal to write to in old fashioned “snail mail” . We live in Queensland, Australia, would she be interested? USA would be a good start for her as our language is similar.

    • Hi, my 10 year old daughter is also looking for an English speaking pen friend. We are in u.k. She loves music (lady gaga) and all types of animals. I am not sure what snail mail is but get in touch and I am sure it can be arranged :-)

  42. I am wanting to get a penpals for my 6 year old daughter . Like others I want the old school method of snail mail. We are in New Zealand

    • How about an Australian girl aged 8?

      • thank you for interested in pen pal. iam hassan Lusuku, iam 6 years old iam very happy to receive your ideas. we are cared by center for youth development here in Tanzania. you can write me to hear abou you.

    • I have a 5yr old daughter in Wisconsin, USA, would love to find her a pen pal! she loves writing to friend in our community.

    • Hi Carrie! Were you ever able to find a pen pal for your daughter? My daughter is six as well and we are from the U.S. She is looking for an English speaking girl of similar age to correspond through snail mail. Please email me if you are interested. Thank you! Kim

  43. Hi everyone I’m looking for an international pen pal friend for my 13 year old daughter. Aaliyah loves writing and reading and cant wait to start forming new international friends.

  44. We are from Melbourne, Australia :-)

  45. We are looking for a penpal for my 11 (almost) 12 year old daughter. She was born in South Africa, but we live in the United States. (Kansas City) Africa would be great, but anywhere outside the US would work.
    thanks

  46. Elizabeth
    Hi! My name is Rose and I am thirteen as well. I have always wanted to travel to Australia so if your daughter is still interested in a penpal, I’m up to it! I’m from the United States but have been adopted from China when I was almost 1.

    • Hello Rose! if you still would like, I would love to be your penpal. I live in Canada, and i am 13 too. Reply back if your interested!

  47. Hello, I have a daughter who is nearly 6 and loves drawing and getting into writing now. I think she would really love a penpal – and an added benefit would be someone in Mexico or Japan her two favorite countries (because her Papa is Mexican and she is obsessed with Totoro!)

  48. Hi, I have a few girls from a girl scout troop that would love some international penpals. 3 of them are 6 years old and one is 8. Also there’s a 15 year old and a 16 year old. We could do the traditional “snail mail” or email, whichever you prefer. My email is girlscouts223@gmail.com if you’re interested.

  49. Hi I’m looking for a pen pal for my 10 year old daughter , we live in the US she would like to have a friend out of the US. And she wants a girl same age or close .

    • HI my 10 year old daughter is also looking for a penpal. We are in uk, get in touch if they would like to email/Skype each other.

  50. hi my son would like a penpal he is 7 years old, we live in the uk. he would prefer snail mail but email is fine too :) my email is fayelouroberts@yahoo.co.uk

  51. Hi Kayla , My daughter is 6 yrs and would love a penpal the same age, what country are you from?

  52. Hi my Daughter Florence 6yrs, we are in the U.K. Florence would love a penpal from Canada for snail mail contact please.

  53. Hey! I am looking for a pen pal for my 11 year old daughter. We live in the United States.

  54. Hi there, I am looking for a pen-pal for one of my students. She is 12 and very outgoing. We live in Vermont in the US.

  55. Hi! I have a 9 year old little girl looking for a pen pal. She is looking for someone in Paris or France in general. We are from the USA!

  56. Hey Guys ! I find a new website for people who want a french (or other) penpals; NekoPlaza, http://nekoplaza.com. Many people here are looking for english speakers ;) Enjoy !

  57. Hello, looking for a snail mail, English speaking pen pal for 9 1/2 year old boy. He will write to a boy or girl. Prefer international but US ok too. We live in New York City.

    • hi,my names Molly and i am 9 1/4 years old and i live in the U.K. i would
      be really interested in being your pen pal!!

    • yes please email to me! No one ever responds further than saying they want a pen pal!!! My son is 8, we are in Switzerland, lots of snails to deliver mail.

      • Hello Kristin,

        Please email me with Pen pal as the subject.
        michelemaxwe@yahoo.com
        Looking forward to hearing from you.

      • Hi Kristin, I just found this website and my 7 year old son really wants to write to someone. he loves getting/reading and sending mail. I would love to have him write to you. my e-mail is izzystreasure@gmail.com . We live in the middle of no where USA ;)- My son Zeb is really interested in medieval studies, riding his scooter, pokemon, games, star wars and angry birds. As well as playing outside in the rock bin. If you have not had a response yet, Zeb would love to write to your son!

      • Hello Everyone! My son just turned 8 and is excited at the prospect of having a pen pal. Doesn’t matter from where or even if the pen pal is a boy or girl. Children pen pals only, please (probably 12 and younger). We live in North Carolina, USA and are a fun-loving, Christian family who likes to travel and loves to laugh. We are interested in many things. Our son is home schooled currently (though this is subject to change in the future). Please feel free to contact me at: leviandus@embarqmail.com

  58. Trista Matthews

    I am looking for pen pals for my two daughters Taylor is 6 she is very outgoing. Silvia is 7 and loves writing anything and everything… Please let me know if interested they don’t have email access to postal mailing is a must! We look forward to hearing from you
    Thank you have a blessed day!!!!

  59. Hi, I’m also looking for a pen pal for my 7 year old son, he wants to a boy with similar age. Snail mail prefer. We live in Hong Kong, China.

    • My son is 8. Weare in Switzerland. I have been waiting for a pen pal but no one ever responds!!! I am at hurstkristin@yahoo.com (I am the mom) please email directly to me if you are interested, and we can set it up from there! I would be pleased! Kristin

    • Did you find a pen pal? My 6 yr old son has been look or a pen pal. We are from Kentucky USA. If your interested email me at kersandrarettig @gmail.com

  60. Hi,
    Great website.Just looked at it briefly.Has so much to venture.Great job.Keep up your work

    I have 7 yr old daughter,we live in UK. I need to find a penpal for her.Any age from 6-8 yr old girls should be fine.She is very talkative and loves talking to people. Any culture wouldn’t mind.We respect all cultures.Moreover my daughter is very interested in learning and knowing about all cultures.
    I have given out my details briefly.Let me know How do I post it please
    Look forward to hear from you
    Rgds,
    Bhanu

  61. My 9-year-old daughter would like a pen pal, preferably from overseas, but US fine too. She is adopted from China – although her pen pal doesn’t have to be Chinese! – a girl is preferred. We live in upstate NY. She is very social, loves her friends and horseback riding. Likes writing and art a lot too. Snail mail preferred.

  62. We offer a free, international pen pal program. All you have to do is email: schools@opportunityeducation.org – and you can start writing – write away!

  63. hi im ellei im looking for a pen pale from any country i love them all a girl orboyh dont care i live in austalia and would love a pen pale age 9 to 10 im am 10 thanks

    • Mambwe 9 1/2 boy from NYC would like to be your pen pal. If you are interested, have your parent email me with your details and contact information. Michele (Mambwe’s mom)

  64. sorry its ellie

  65. hi im ellie ( eleonore) im looking for a penpale age 10 girl or boy i cant wait to find a pen pale im in austarilia plz reply soon bye

  66. hi im eleonore for short call me ellie im ten years old im in austarila am im would love to be pen pales with your daugher plz reply soon bye ;)

  67. Tim, expect a letter for Molly soon!

  68. Mambwe 9 1/2 boy from NYC is looking for more than one pen pal so Katherine, Ellie and anyone else interested please email me (or have your parent email me, if you are a kid), with your details and contact information. Michele (Mambwe’s mom)

    michelemaxwe@yahoo.com

  69. hi michele just leting you know i have send you a email saying suff like my email account thanks so much gor reply means a lot cant wait for the frist letter just so exiced thanks bye from ellie ( eleonore )

    • Hello Ellie, sorry I did not get it, I may have missed it or accidentally deleted it because I didn’t recognize the email. Or, you may have mistyped/ Please send it again with pen pal as the subject and I will be sure to check extra carefully michelemaxwe@yahoo.com

      Mambwe will start a letter in the meantime!

  70. Hi I have a 6 year old son who has been looking for a pen pal. We live in Kentucky USA. If your interested please email me.

  71. Hi everyone. This is a great site! We have been getting such wonderful responses for my son that my niece also is interested. She is 15 and would like an English speaking pen pal. She prefers a teen of any age, boy or girl.

    so, please respond if your child is interested in being pen pals with a 9 year old boy or 15 year old girl.

    michelemaxwe@yahoo.com

  72. My son is 8 and is interested in Japan, and would love a penpal. We live in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He would like to write in English and Japanese and we have a friend who can translate Japanese. Thank you.
    Jill

  73. I’m looking for a penpal for my 10 year old daughter. She loves sports and animals. And would absolutely love to have a penpal to become friends with.

  74. I’m looking for a pen pal for my 10 and 12 year old daughters. Doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or girl. We live in Michigan. thank you

    • Loke Swee Pan Gary

      My daughter is 12. We live in Vietnam currently but we are from Singapore. thank you.

      • Hi Loke, my name is Skylar and I would love to be pen pals with your daughter! I am 12 and live in Iowa! Please email me if you are interested. If we were to be pen pals I would prefer snail mail. Thank You!!!:)
        P.S my email is spromer@yahoo.com!!!!

      • HI! Skylar again! I just really want a pen pal! Please email me back I check my email every day!

      • Hi! I was just wondering when or if you would be my pen pal because i am just really lonely and need a friend! Please email me sometime!

  75. Radhika Penugonda

    My daughter is 8years old, studying in 2nd grade in the US. Our origin is India. She is looking for a girl of the same age anywhere outside US and would love to use the snail mail.

  76. Hello I’m looking for a pen pal for my 12 year old girl we live in wales and she doesn’t mind if it a girl or boyxx

  77. Reposting: My 9-year-old daughter would like a pen pal, overseas or US fine too. She is adopted from China – although her pen pal doesn’t have to be Chinese! – a girl is preferred. We live in upstate NY. She is very social, loves her friends and horseback riding. Likes writing and art a lot too. Snail mail preferred.

    • Hey Suzanne! I am a 13 year old (soon to be 14 year old) girl from Central NY. I also was adopted from China and I enjoy wtriting, art, and hanging with my friends a lot, much like your daughter does. I also like reading and all of my friends are in love with horses (one of mine actually does horseback riding like your daughter does)! I have 2 other adopted siblings, one from China and another from Guatemala. I only have a mom, but she ks so amazing, she counts as two parents to me. We are actually looking into adopting another child from China. So, if you’re interested, email me!
      Rosehettich@gmail.com

    • Hey Suzanne! I am a 13 year old (soon to be 14 year old) girl from Central NY. I also was adopted from China and I enjoy wtriting, art, and hanging with my friends a lot, much like your daughter does. I also like reading and all of my friends are in love with horses (one of mine actually does horseback riding like your daughter does)! I have 2 other adopted siblings, one from China and another from Guatemala. I only have a mom, but she is so amazing, she counts as two parents to me. We are actually looking into adopting another child from China. So, if you’re interested, email me!
      Rosehettich@gmail.com

    • My 11 year old daughter is looking for a Pen Pal. We are in Victoria, BC and she is also adopted from China.

  78. Hi everyone! I’m the mother of Wojtek, 8 years old, from Poland. My son would love to have a snail mail pen pal from the EU. he’s into Lego, Maths and Minecraft;-) Anyone interested? Email me on aiva@poczta.onet.pl

  79. Hi everyone! I am a reading specialist in Texas and I have a sweet 8 year old student who would love to have a snail mail pen pal. She is interested in sports and playing board games and hide-n-go-seek. She loves to color and play outside riding her bike. We are nearing the end of our school year and I would love for her to be matched with a pal before summer break so that she can correspond over the summer. She is sooooo excited about this! Please help!

    • Hi Amy, have you had any luck in finding a pen pal for your student?

      I have a (nearly) 8 year old daughter who loves drawing and writing and she loves sports. She is a gymnast.

      We live in England and she would be delighted correspond via snail mail.

      Please let me know if you think they would be able to write to each other.
      Best wishes

      • Hi, just wondering if you found a pen pal yet. My 7 year old daughter would love to find one in England and she also is in gymnastics so I thought they might enjoy writing to each other. We love in Indiana, USA. If you are interested you can email me at sarasteele82@yahoo.com. Thank you!

  80. I have a 7 year old son who is interested in a pen pal. He loves Legos and Minecraft. Contact me at lmthvidsten@ gmail.com

  81. Hi there, I have 10 years boy and 6 years girl need pen pals around the world. We are Tanzanian and living in Tanzania. Contact me mirfat2@yahoo.com

  82. My sons – age 6 and 10 are looking for penpals, preferably boys, who either:
    – speak French
    – speak Arabic
    – live in China
    – live in Russia

    We will be traveling around the US next year, but are currently located in Morocco. E-mail would be there preference, although we are open to snail mail as well.

    And a BIG thank you to KidWorldCitizen for allowing us to use this part of their site to find penpals.

    Heidi Raki
    http://www.rakisradresources.com

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  84. Hi Jane I would love to be pen pals I am 11 and I live in united states of America westminster just email me thanks

  85. My (nearly) 8 year old daughter would love a snail mail pen pal. She loves minecraft, lego, drawing, making animations, and sports.

    She is happy to write to either a boy, or a girl, anywhere in the world – she is very excited at the idea of a pen pal, so please do get in touch if you can help!

    Many thanks
    Sam

  86. hi i have a 7 year old daughter we live in the uk, im looking for a girl the same age to be pen pals when i was a child i had a pen pal from america and i think she would also enjoy writing to someone overseas,

    • My daughter is 7 as well. We live in the US and would love for our daughters to be pen pals. Email me at daszledeb@ yahoo. Com

  87. Maxine,
    I have a 7 year old daughter who loves to send letters. We live in Alabama if you think your daughter would like to write to her please email me

  88. I have a 7 1/2 year old son who is interested in a pen pal. He likes anything superhero, video games (mostly the Lego ones) and cartoons. Please email me if you have a possible match for him. Thanks!

  89. My 7 1/2 year old son is looking for a pen pal. He likes anything superhero, ninja turtles, power rangers, video games (mostly the Lego ones), and cartoons. He is entering second grade. Please email me if you have a match. Smnance77@gmail.com. Thanks!!

  90. Hi my name is Bianca. I live in the US and I have a daughter who’s 8 and a son who’s is 10. They are looking for a international pen pal.

  91. Hi!
    My name is Dasha. I’m from Ukraine. I’m 13 (soon to be 14) years. I’m looking for a girlfriend by correspondence. I love to read books and do fitness. I’ll wait for your letters. :)

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  93. Hi Friends! My name is Kim and I am looking for international pen pals for my two children. My daughter is 6 and my son is 9. They only speak English and some Spanish. We are from the U.S. We are looking to communicate via snail mail. Thanks so much! Hope to hear from you : )

  94. Radhika Penugonda

    Reposting: My daughter is 8years old (going to be 9 soon), studying in 2nd grade in the US. We origin from India. She is looking for a girl of the same age anywhere outside US and would love to use the snail mail.

  95. Hello,
    I am looking for a penpal for my son who is 7 1/2. He is very interested in fishing and will likely write quite a bit about that. Correspondence would need to be in English, but we are open to any country. Thanks – Carrie

  96. Hi, I am looking for a snail mail penpal from outside the US for my 8 yr old daughter. Correspondence would need to be in English. Email me at kimberlyreginatidwell@yahoo.com with “penpal” as subject . Thanks so much.

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  98. Hi, my name is Kim and I am looking to find two penpals for my kids. My son is 15 1/2 and my daughter is 14 1/2. We are looking for penpals of the same age, sex does not matter. We are a Christian family. My children don’t really care where the penpals are from, they just want to experience getting to know someone through snail mail. If you are interested in being a penpal with them you may contact me. Thank you!

  99. Hi everyone, am milly from uganda I have two daughters 8 and 5 yrs.we are looking for penpals from all over the world
    Regards
    Milly

    • Hi Milly! I also have two daughters who would love to write to your children. Our 10 yr old daughter is kind and full of spirit. Our 4 yr old daughter is still learning how to read and write but would love to write or draw photos for your 5 yr old. Please let me know if you’re interested. lprice2008@comcast.net

  100. Hello! I have 2 girls 9 and 6 who would love penpals from abroad. We are from South Africa. Inbox us if you are keen to strike up a friendship!! leahsmama@gmail.com

  101. Hello! Am looking for international friends for my twin girls Lauren and Laura who are making one year in September. Am from Uganda. Inbox me on dsebuufu2002@yahoo.com

  102. Hi! I am looking for international pen pals (via snail mail) for my six year old twins (one boy and one girl). Pls. let me know if you are interested! :) Thanks!

  103. Good morning all. I am a mother, from Africa, Namibia. I am looking for a penpal to snail mail with my daughter (aged 10) & son (aged 12)
    I would appreciate your positive feedback.

  104. Wendy

    Hello all,

    I am the mother or 3 daughters aged 8, 6 1/2 and nearly 5 who are very keen to start writing and posting (the old fashion way) to other children from all around the world. We have a mixture of English, Samoan, Cook Island origin and situated in NEW ZEALAND. If anyone is interested please advise or email me for postal details etc. Thank you kindly and look forward to hearing back soon.

  105. Wendy (again),

    Email address for anyone interested is belle_uh@hotmail.com

  106. Hi Everyone,
    My name is Eric and I am a Primary English Teacher here in Cambodia. My kids are aged 8-13 and they wish to have friends from other countries. I wish my pupils to experience corresponding though snail mail or any form of corresponding so long as they get friends from the other side of the world. They can speak English too.
    This is my email: eric173@gmail.com

  107. Hi everyone!

    i am Jonathan, an expat here in KSA… my son, Neo, 8 y/o and my daughter iuane, 5 y/o will be very happy to send and receive snail mails around the world.!

    if you have kids with the same interest, please let me know…

    you may drop me a message here: joni.patron@gmail.com

  108. Marly Rushing

    My daughter is interested in finding a penpal :) She is 8 and we live in the U.S. We would like to find someone from another country so she can learn about their culture as well as then learn about ours. If anyone is interested please email me ziggychic84@yahoo.com Thanks!

    • Hi Marly,
      Greetings!
      Sorry, it has taken me a while to get back to you because I was pretty busy with the school stuff since are now at the end of our school term and follows with Summer class.
      Mostlikely, I cannot forward the infos to our kids since we are about end our school term, not sure how many would enroll this summer class. Yet, I am pretty much interested for this program.
      If you had an FB account, you can view our school page so as the pictures: https://www.facebook.com/luckyangkorinternationalschool?fref=ts please do like our FB page as well and you can send message too.

      Eric

  109. Hi guys, eden here, I’m 13 y/o, I live in Canberra, Australia and I’ve always been interested in writing and thought it would be cool to have a pen pal, if anyone is interested please email me at eden.lang.20@gmail.com, thanks.

  110. mary kirstein

    Hi, my name is Mary kirstein Jackson, I am 9 yrs. old, I love snail mail so if ever who wants to write me pls.. write me on this address:
    Mary Kirstein Jackson
    Rm. 301-D, 3rd floor Abecar Bldg. Ramon magsaysay Ave.
    Davao City, Philippines, 8000

  111. Hi, I am interested in finding a pen pal ( snail mail) for my 10 year old daughter. She is very interested in Paris. She loves the water , swimming, camping, and enjoys playing soccer. She has just begun voice lessons! She is adoptive and her 3 year old biological sister joined our family 2years ago. I also foster children and to date she has had one foster sister. Her name is Franceska ( Frankie ) and we live in Ohio! P.S. She is an animal lover.

  112. I have a 10 year old daughter who would love to have an international pen friend to write to. She loves animals, nature, and doing craft projects. She is also home schooled. We live in Williamsburg, VA and she would really enjoy meeting other girls from around the world the old fashioned snail mail way. Please email me at Dawn@redvw.com…thanks

  113. Hello everyone, I’m looking for a pen pal for my daughter Madeline. She’s almost 8 years-old, and is very interested in corresponding with another girl who is the same age. She’d love to have a pen pal anywhere, but particularly England. We live in the U.S., North Carolina specifically. I had pen pals when I was young, and it was so much fun.

  114. Valerie Aguilar

    Hello everyone! I’m looking for a penpal for my daughter who will be 7 next month. We homeschool our children and I think this will be an exciting and fun experience for them as well as great writing practice! We live in Texas and would love to have a penpal from another country. Please feel free to email me if interested. Valerieannaguilar@gmail.com. Thank you! I can’t wait for her to get started!!

  115. Pen pal wanted for an 8 year boy in Michigan, we are looking for a boy pen pal of close age in Mexico or Spain! My husband is from Mexico and we hope to build his spanish skills and make new friends abroad! If you are interested please post to this thread and we will get in contact!

  116. We are located in Wisconsin and I have an 8 year old son. We are open to domestic or international, all he would like is a penpal who likes dinosaurs. please reply to this thread or email me at jenissee@hotmail.com. We are both very excited to get started!!

    • Jenissee-

      My son, Jake, is 9 and wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up. We live in New Jersey and I think they would make a great connection. Why don’t we connect through our emails and exchange addresses. We were interested in snail mail. Does that work for you guys? Hope to hear from you soon :)

      Kim

  117. Iradukunda Marie Assumpta

    Hello,
    my name is IRADUKUNDA MARIE ASSUMPTA ,I want to be your pen pal friend

    • Hi my name is Skylar and I want to be your pen pal! But first i would like to
      know your age and what country your from. I’m 12 years old and live in the USA! Please email me back at spromer@yahoo.com!

  118. Hello, I teach at the high school level in Pittsburgh, PA. I am looking to try and connect with students between the ages of 15-18 in another country for my Sociology class as we look at different cultures. I have between 30-50 students to match up with.

    • Jimmy! I tweeted this and got several responses: Chile, South Africa, and others:). Can I send them your email or how do you want to connect?

    • Hello,

      Thank you so much for contacting us about our free international pen pal program.

      It’s very easy to join our pen pal program and I am sure you and your students will find it a fun and rewarding experience.

      We are a non-profit foundation that supports schools in Africa and Asia with educational materials. We also facilitate a free, international pen pal program, connecting the schools we support with English medium schools all over the world.

      We have no restrictions on how you want to work our pen pal program, sharing letters, video, pictures, stories, poems…it is all well received by our schools overseas. We have technology teachers that have students write letters for keyboarding, and language arts teachers who use letters as a way to monitor composition and grammar progress through the year. You can customize the pen pal program to fit your needs.

      We connect teachers and schools, not individual students, to insure safe correspondence. We only exchange school post mailing addresses. Email addresses of teachers can be supplied if desired but are not necessary to correspond with the pen pal school.

      All I need from you is contact information to share with the school in Africa or Asia. It really is as simple as that.
      I will email you the contact information for your new pen pal school, and send you a folder in the mail with details of our foundation and the free international pen pal program.
      You can start writing – right away!

      If you could please email me the information below, it will enable me to find you the best pen pal school and get you registered in our program.

      1) Your Name and/or Names of person(s) responsible for the Pen Pal Program (This is the Pen Pal Program Contact):

      2) Title/Position of the Pen Pal Contact(s) named above: (Ex. 5th grade language arts, etc.)

      3) Email addresses of Pen Pal Contact(s):
      (To insure that you receive all the updates on our program, please add schools@opportunityeducation.org to your safe list, or provide a non-school email account.)

      4) Name of your School:

      5) School Street Mailing Address:

      6) School City, State, Zip Code:

      7) School Phone Number:

      8) Grade Levels at School, Number of Students:

      9) School Website:

      10) Short Description of your School:
      (ex: Westside School has 550 students in grades K-6. We are located in the farming community of Westpoint, Nebraska with a population of 800.
      Our school has a math magnet program and we have been deemed an “A” school by the state of Nebraska!)

      11) How Did you Hear about our Program?

      Please check out our resources on the following link. http://www.opportunityeducation.wordpress.com
      We encourage you to post on our blog – to inspire letter ideas and help integrate letters into lesson plans – with activities that address the standard requirements.

      I have many ideas under the “START YOUR WEEK OFF – WRITE” postings every Monday on our Facebook page.
      Please follow us on Facebook for contests, info and ideas on writing letters: http://www.facebook.com/OpportunityEducation

      For more information, you can always check in on our website that has all the info you need to contact your pen pals: http://www.opportunityeducation.org/our-schools/sister-schools/

      Once I receive the information above, I will immediately send you your pen pal school information and mailing address so you can start writing!

      I look forward to hearing from you soon,
      Teresa Roll
      Sister School Coordinator

    • Jimmy- here’s the email for the school from South Africa: pfp@symphonia.net

    • Hi Jimmy, My name is Jasmine, I m a 14 years old home-schooled student, I live in France with my mom and I m looking for 14-18 y.o. SNAIL MAIL PENPALS( only). My postal address is : JASMINE SETIR ORLANDI, 19 rue des Ruffins, ( 93100) Montreuil, FRANCE

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  120. Hello. I am a homeschooling mother with two daughters ages 6 and 7. They are both interested in international pen pals, preferably from France. English speaking would be a plus, but we would also be able to translate French. They are looking forward to learning the French language and culture. Email me at kolarikm@hotmail.com. Hope to hear back soon!

  121. My 7 year old son is looking for a penpal that he can send letters via snail mail to. His name is Matthew and we reside in South Australia, Australia. Please message me at bechansen@gmx.com if you are interested.

  122. My name is Valerie. My 9 year old daughter would love to find a Penpal! She loves animals, music, legos, Minecraft, arts & crafts, reading- the list goes on and on. Please e-mail me at vdunn@v1cut.com. Snail mail is preferred. Ages 8-10 preferred. Thanks!!

  123. Hi everyone! My name is Skylar and I am 12. I just wanted to see if I could get a pen pal. I would per fur someone my age and from another country like Russia but the US is okay too! I live in Iowa and I can’t wait to get a pen pal so please email me at spromer@yahoo.com!

  124. I have a 7 year old boy very spunky loves to write and tells amazing stories! He would love to have an international penpal or maybe even someone from across the states! We are from southern Indiana,USA please let me know if any one has a child of similar age who would be interested! Thank you! esareymb@yahoo.com

  125. I am a 4th and 5th grade teacher in New Mexico. I am looking for pen pals for my students. We would love any International pen pals ages 8-10. Please email me at alcon@aps.edu

  126. Hi my name is Ian. I would like to have a pen pal from Buenos Aires. I am a standard six pupil. I love Science and horses. I’d like a person who is my age and loves to work hard in school. Thanks

  127. Hi there! My name is Jasmine, I m a 14 years old home-schooled student, I m Italian , I m living in a small town near Paris in France with my mon I m an only child ( no brothers or sisters), I m seeking 13-16 years old SNAIL MAIL PENPALS. I adore Italian food, especially my mother home-made ” LASAGNE”, I also like Japanese food , especially curry rice, yakitori, tempura, chocolate taiyaki, miso shiru and mochi.I like listening to Hispanic music and reading mangas or fiction books. I adore travelling and learning foreign languages. I love DISNEY WORLD.I can speak ( and write) Italian ( my mother tongue), FRench and English. I also would like to exchange some little gifts or postcards or teen magazines in English.I m a very open-minded, kind-hearted and funny girl. My postal address is : JASMINE Setir ORLANDI, 19 RUE DES RUFFINS, ( 93100) MONTREUIL, FRANCE.
    I m looking forward to hearing from you,
    Yours,
    Love,
    Jasmine

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