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Alumna Creates International Pen Pal Project

Students holding out their hands in the shape of hearts toward the camera

Alumna Samantha Hubner (’16), a political science major, Honors student, Lumos Scholar and creator of last year’s international book drive, has begun another project to engage students internationally. The Pen Pal Project is an online communication program that connects English-speakers of all ages to Hubner’s high school students in China.

So far, more than 500 people from 30 English-speaking countries are participating. To avoid postal confusion, the process is streamlined through one email account, and notes can be submitted here. The project runs through the month of November, but communication is welcome to continue further if the participants wish. According to Hubner, the projects aims to connect Chinese students with communities overseas through “bonding over a common passion for reading and English.”

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