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Welcome to International Pen Friends


IPF can provide you with new friends from many countries around the world.
Our pen pal club has over 300,000 members aged from 8 to 80 in 192 countries.

Since 1967, IPF has provided more than 1.5 million people aged from 8-80+ with penfriends. Our solid membership base, commitment and service has led to us being recognized as the world's leading penfriend club.

Whether you would like to cultivate friendship, practice a foreign language, discover new cultures, or develop your hobbies, please be assured that we will provide you with many new, refreshing, exciting and interesting contacts when you return to us the completed Application Form.

It is possible to join IPF individually, with a friend or as part of a school class or youth group. In every instance, each member is provided with a personal list of penfriends who have been individually matched according to age group, hobbies and interests. Each member's name is also given to other members of the club. This system enables members to commence their penfriend hobby by writing introductory letters to the people on their list, and to receive surprise introductory letters from other members.

IPF does not use the Internet to match penfriends. IPF's objective is to keep the art of letter writing alive and to use that form of communication to encourage worldwide friendship. At the same time, many members exchange e-mail addresses and incorporate a variety of communication methods into the penfriend hobby which we support.

How to Join

You can join IPF by completing the appropriate application form:
Click here for the Individual Application Form!
Click here for the School Class Application Form!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Best Wishes and Happy Letter Writing!

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