Logo person
Icon of the Online portal
Logo person
Causes covered by this activity
Counter Stereotypes & Embrace Cultural Differences
Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Groups
Foster Intercultural Dialogue
Goal of the Activity

The goal of this activity was to support the development of meaningful relationships among international students and local ESN volunteers from all over Romania, with the occasion of Social Inclusion Days. By combining the concept of "pen pals" with the tools offered by the digital age, we facilitated an experience resulting in increased written communication skills and intercultural understanding. 


First of all, what is a pen pal? Well, a friend in a far away place, with whom you communicate through letters. It's a special connection built on words and ideas, its very nature making it a unique activity!

Nowadays, you can chat with people from all around the world through apps, but only a few preserved the magic of communication back in the day. With Slowly (https://www.getslowly.com/en/), we believe we can recreate the idea of having a pen pal, an experience that's still highly valuable in the internet age. Nothing replicates the anticipation of opening a letter you've been waiting on. Your e-letters will arrive depending how far away your pal is. Now, it's up to you to sign up to get your new friend!

By organising this activity, the organisers want to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality EducationGoal 10: Reduced InequalitiesGoal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities