Find Pen Pals in the U.S.

Of the many study techniques offered at Sapling Academy, Pen Pals could be one of the most beneficial. Here are some of the ways a Pen Pal can help you:

  • Have a good friend in the US who is really eager to understand you and communicate with you
  • Satisfy your curiosity about your Pen Pal’s culture and learn English simultaneously
  • Learn without sitting in a classroom, in a dynamic open environment
  • Communicate with your Pen Pal any time of the day, at your convenience

Who are your US Pen Pals

Sapling Academy will do its best to match you with a pen pal that best matches your circumstances. We are always increasing the types of people you can communicate with. For instance, here is a list that might match you right now:

  • Students in High School
  • Students in universities who like to communicate with Chinese students
  • Parents who want to chat with other parents
  • Professionals who want to make new friends with other professionals such as teachers, software programmers, engineers, HR managers, doctors.

How special they are

  • Having been raised from an English speaking country
  • Having fair knowledge of proper writing styles
  • Willingness to understand Chinese language and culture
  • Willingness to communicate with Chinese
  • Willingness to share feelings and thoughts with Chinese

How US Pen Pals help Chinese students

  • Improve your communication skills in English while having fun.
  1. You learn how to build, maintain and develop friendship with a person from another country who you at first know little.
  2. By reading emails from US pen pals, you can not only improve your reading ability but understand authentic and living English easily
  3. Learn how to write a proper email
  4. Improve your speaking and writing skills consciously and subconsciously, when trying to ask and answer questions or discussing about some topics both of you are interested in
  • Broaden your horizons by understanding what the US is from your Pen Pal’s perspective

How does Sapling Academy match Pen Pals?

  • Register your free Standard Membership
  • Enter your basic information about your requirements for your Pen Pal
  • We will quickly match a Pen Pal for you and notify you

In case you are worried about you or your child being improperly matched to Pen Pals, rest assured that we select your Pen Pal according to your age, gender, and career.

Two Types of Pen Pals

  • Student – 68RMB per match

To have a pen pal who are at your age and the same gender to share with study and life experience with you

For instance,

As a boy student at high school, you may want to have a boy student in the US high school.

As a housewife, you may may want to have a friend who is also a housewife.

As a father of a teenager,you may want to talk with a father who has a teenager child.


  • Professional – 98RMB per match

To have a pen pal who have the same job to share with professional experience with you

For instance,

As an HR manager, you may want to know thoughts and perspectives of a manager in the US

As a software engineer, you may want to know how…

Pen Pal Rules

  • Enter the valid personal information required to have a right match
  • Do not release the private information of your pen pal
  • Do not talk about sexual, violent, illegal or offensive topics
  • Use Sapling Academy’s emails only
  • Sharing Pen Pals is strongly discouraged

This is NOT your typical Pen Pal service. Sapling Academy is NOT a dating or matching making service. You will be matched by hand to someone who is most suitable for you and your overseas counterpart.

If students disobey these rules, then Sapling Academy can not be held responsible for any harm or damages.

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