Be a Pen Pal


The FIUTS Pen Pal program is a quarterly letter exchange between UW international students and local elementary school students. Pen Pals send and receive 4 letters to each other over a period of 6-8 weeks. At the end of the program, pen pals get to meet in-person on the University of Washington campus at a special celebration!

UW Students: sign up for the Fall Pen Pal program using the online form below!

Fall Program Dates & Requirements

Early October: plan to attend a Pen Pal training. Dates and details can be found on the FIUTS calendar
October 10th: First letter pick-up
October 15th: First letter delivery
December 4th 11:30am - 1:30pm or December 6th 10:30am-12:30pm: Pen Pal Celebration on the UW Campus! Pen pals are required to attend at least 30 minutes of the celebration.

Questions? Unable to attend either a training or the celebration? Contact FIUTS Education Programs Coordinator, Kailyn Swarthout, at to make alternative arrangements.