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MyCQU - Pen Pal Project

Pen Pal Project

Take time away from your screen and make real connections

Keen to make real university friends? Tired of the computer screen? Wanting something exciting? If you answered yes, the Pen Pal Project is for you.

The Pen Pal Project matches you with another CQUniversity student to send and receive letters/packages via snail mail. We want you to make real connections, so match you with a pen pal that shares the same interests and hobbies. We understand that mail is expensive, so there’s another bonus, all costs are on us!

When you register for the project, a free Pen Pal Kit valued at $30 is sent to you. This includes 5 x envelopes, 5 x stamps, 1 x parcel and plenty of stationery, so you don’t need to spend a cent. We’ll even include a special letter with pen pal top tips to make the whole process a little easier and a lot more fun.

Due to the overwhelming response in applications, there is a 2-week waiting period for your Pen Pal Kit to be sent out. All kits are made by hand with love and take some time to complete. You will be sent an email when you are matched and your kit is on its way. We appreciate your patience with this process.

How it works

  1. Complete the Google Form to register
  2. Join the Pen Pal Project Facebook group to be a part of the wider community
  3. Receive a Pen Pal Kit in the mail with the details of your pen pal
  4. Use the kit to send and receive hand-written letters
  5. Complete the Pen Pal Kit and receive a $20 Officeworks voucher (see Rewards below)
  6. Enjoy the benefits of a real friend, potentially for life.

Rewards

If you send all 5 letters and 1 parcel to your pen pal, you will receive a $20 Officeworks voucher. Simply take a photo of your letter or parcel prior to sending it. When you have 6 photos, send an email to l.costello@cqu.edu.au and you will automatically receive a voucher.

Still a little unsure if real friends can be made? Read about these pen pals of 25 years.

If you have questions, please contact the Pen Pal Coordinator, Liza Costello, at l.costello@cqu.edu.au

Proudly sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance.