WHAT'S A PEN PAL?

A pen pal is defined as: One who becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met. I often think about the "one letter" pen pal I had when I was in about third grade.  I was so excited to get a letter from a perfect stranger in another country.  I think they were from France?!  I kept that ONE letter for a long time, wondering if someday I might meet this person? I wonder sometimes what ever happened to them?  Alas, I never received a second letter after I wrote them.

Well, I'm in luck!  I discovered that the pen pal world is still alive and thriving. If you really love the idea of having a pen pal, and would like to find one, I've found a list of some of the best pen pal sites in the world. check these out.

INTERNATIONAL PEN FRIENDS

International Pen Friends has over 300,000 members! IPF was established back in 1967 and has filed over 2 million application forms. International Pen Friends is a pay site, and asks detailed questions to match you with pen pals around the world that may be the best match for you.

PEN PAL WORLD

Pen Pal World is a free site that allows you to contact other people directly who are looking to become pen pals. All initial interaction happens on the site, and once you decide to connect you can then swap information at your discretion.

PEN PALS NOW

Pen Pals Now is another great free website.  It allows you to post your information publicly or privately. You can also search with their engine to find a pen pal that you will have something in common with to find the best pen pal matches.

STUDENT LETTER EXCHANGE

Student Letter Exchange focuses on younger writers, ages 9 to 20 and is a lot of fun for those wanting to find a pen pal.