Feb 18, 2016

8 Incredible Websites to Find International Pen Pals

Are you interested in connecting with people all over the world? I guess you do. The following websites are for those of you who are looking for a pen pal to learn about new cultures, languages, traditions and simply make new friends. Sometimes we feel lonely in our own cities so making friends abroad might make you feel needed. The websites has a large number of users, so you can be sure to find one.

1. PenPal World

PenPal World is a free website that will allow you to create an account and directly contact other people on the site seeking pen pals. The very first interactions take place on the site obviously for security reasons, please ensure personal information is not displayed publicly. After you feel comfortable with your match you can share more information and start writing emails, letters or whatever will suit your friendship.

2. Wattpad

Wattpad is a great cyber pen pal website. It is not officially meant for finding pen pals, but still it is a wonderful place to get one. I found one from the website long time ago and since then we have kept contact and really exchanged a lot. So if you an aspiring writer or say author, Wattpad is an ideal site to find literally pen pals.

3. International Pen Friends

Although you have to pay some small membership fee, it is still worth trying. It is an organization established in the 60s and have processed slightly over 2 million pen pal applications. Many people claim that International Pen Friends is one of the best websites to find pen pals.

The reason why is probably because the website asks you really detailed questions concerning your interests, top countries you would like pen friends from, so when they match you up they definitely match you with the best pen pal for you.

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4. Student Letter Exchange

This is a student letter exchange website. It focuses mainly on younger writers who are interested in joining the world of pen friends. The age group on Student Letter Exchange is between 9-20 years across the US and worldwide. If you are a student, why not give the website a try?

5. Penpals Now

Penpals Now is another exceptional free website. You just create an account, post your information and a pen pal enthusiast like you will start looking for you and sending requests to start pen friendship. It is advisable to avoid revealing personal information publicly to avoid spammer and people with malicious intent.

6. Sassociations

Sassociations is a fun and free pen pal finder. This website allows one to search pen pals through various filters like most recent submission, age and gender. Cautionary advice always be careful on these free sites; sometimes scammers will contact with ridiculous sob story preying on your philanthropic spirit.

7. Postcrossing

Do you want to get fun postcards except annoying bills? Postcrossing is the perfect solution for you. Pen pals just send and receive post cards from around the world. According to the numbers, Postcrossing is incredibly popular in many countries worldwide.

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8. Interpals

Interpals is another website for forging inter global relations and have friends from around the world. Pen pals can be of great assistance when you find yourself in their country and you require accommodation… well you know who to contact.

Even though these websites seem to be safe, stay alert and do not give your address to suspicious ‘friends.’ The last thing you want to do is to draw a potential thief to your house. Have fun but do not forget about caution. Does any one of you already have cyber pen pals?

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