Pen-palling around

University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

Nearly 50 fifth- and sixth-grade students from White Center Heights Elementary visited the University of Washington (UW) campus on March 11 to meet international students from around the world through the Foundation for International University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) Pen Pal Program. The program connected UW international students with local K–12 students for an eight week period of e-mail exchanges, which culminated in face-to-face meetings. The program provides an opportunity for K –12 students to learn more about the world by meeting someone from another country, practice their reading and writing skills, and gaining a glimpse into higher education by visiting a college campus.

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