In 2011, the UN General Assembly proclaimed July 30 International Day of Friendship. The day is rooted in the belief that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. To honor the day, this week we’re presenting ways to stay global through cross-cultural friendships
Once upon a time people kept in touch with friends in other countries via snail mail. And there were organizations that put people who had never met in touch this way. While today, it’s as easy as logging on to Twitter or Facebook, there was something wonderful about waiting for a handwritten letter to drop into the mailbox—and there are still services that provide this. Check out Global Penfriends as a family friendly place to meet new pen pals from around the world.