Penpal is the same as penfriend.
It is a person from another country that you share messages or letters with to get to know him, his culture and to practise your English writing skills.
A “pen friend” discusses all kinds of things. Things you both find interest in.
Things such as books, people, sciences, history, biology, , community, war and peace, countries and kingdoms, fantasy, fiction, and real life.
A “pen friend” is someone to open up to. Someone to “talk” to. A new friend.
Our first penpals will be students in 8th grade from Green Local School- Ohaio, USA. You can have a look at their web-page: http://www.greenlocalschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1