A Girl's World
Free for girls ages 7-17 only. Safe pen pal system that assigns a number to each girl, instead of publishing email addresses. Each pen pal has quite an extensive entry that includes likes, dislikes and their view of the future, so in order to register, you'll need to answer more than forty questions.
Connects 1.6 million students and teachers from 24,923 registered classrooms in 130 countries. In addition to the basics of matching classrooms by country, language, or other criteria, their free service includes instant language translation, curriculum guides, world maps, world weather, and Web-based teacher-monitored email accounts for students.
You will be able to use the network as a teacher or student to find other people to communicate with around the world. Also, other people will be able to find you, based on basic information you provide about yourself. After you register, you can decide if you want your entry published, or if you'd rather just peruse other's listings. Although students can register individually, teachers will need to mail a permission slip for kids under thirteen.
Kid Space Connection
Kid Space Connection Pen Pal site includes both individual and classroom entries. If your class or club wants to correspond with another class, click on "Class Box" to choose a classroom that has already posted or create a new entry for your group. Personal entries are sorted into five boxes by age (from Box One for six and under to Box Five for thirteen to sixteen). The graphics really enhance this site, as each entry displays a country flag and a color-coded computer icon -- green for boys and yellow for girls. Well, I didn't get it either, but I suppose pick and blue are just too passvØ¬ø¬O
International Pen Friends
Students from ages 10-17 years may become IPF members in a Student Group of 10 or more members. The membership Processing Fee is $5 per student for 4 pen friends from around the world.
Peace Corps' World Wise Schools
Students communicate directly with Peace Corps volunteers in over 80 countries. Through the exchange of letters artwork, artifacts and other educational materials, Peace Corps Volunteers lead your students in an exploration of the countries and cultures of the world. Teachers enrolled in the correspondence match program automatically receive a correspondence handbook and monthly news briefs.
All students between the ages of 9 years of age to 18 years of age are eligible to be registered as Pen Pals. Pen Pals will be matched with you because they requested someone of your age and sex. And all Pen Pals can correspond in English. You can receive up to 4 free Pen Pals and it costs nothing to register.
Pen Pal World
World Pen Pals