A language exchange with a pen pal from Santa Barbara is an excellent way to make a friend from Santa Barbara, learn about its culture and improve your foreign language skills.

This type of exchange is suitable for langauge learners of all skill levels, even beginners. Because you have a common goal to help each other learn while discussing common interests, you are likely to make meaningful friendships.

Compared to live conversation, there is less pressure, because you can take your time to use a dictionary or refer to your lessons at a time of your convenience. It is also a great way to improve your writing, reading and grammar skills.



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Here are 20 of our most recent Santa Barbara pen pals that could become your pen friends.

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Name Country
(City)
Native Language Practicing Language Description

Abby

April 7, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Chinese, Mandarin
Filipino (Tagalog)
French
Hi, my name is Abby and I'm a current UCSB student. When I was younger (and very stubborn), I refused to go to Saturday morning Chinese school. Now, I regret not going and realize what a valuable tool Mandarin is. I'm going to study in Hong Kong in t.....

Anthony

January 23, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
Korean
English
Japanese
Chinese, Mandarin
My name is Anthony who is currently a student at UCSB and majoring econ and accounting. I am here to practice english (college level) , Japanese (intermediate level), and chinese (basic conversation level). I am very easy going, so anyone can be my f.....

Brian

March 10, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Spanish
I love art, sunshine, games, outdoor play, relaxing, music, and nature. I am 27 year old teacher in Santa Barbara, wanting to learn Spanish so that I can communicate better with the many children, parents, and families who speak Spanish in this area.

Casey

March 1, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Spanish
Italian
Hi, I am a Santa Barbara local looking to practice my Spanish and Italian before traveling abroad in the summer.

Cassie

February 8, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Spanish
Hi, my name is Cassie! I'm 17 years old (18 on March 1st) and I'm a senior in high school. During college one year I would love to travel to Spain and study abroad over there, and I would like to improve my Spanish! I have studied it for 5 years, but.....

Delilah

March 12, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
Spanish
English
Japanese
I absolutely love learning languages. I'm fluent in English and Spanish; I'm currently learning Japanese and hope I can get better! I would also like to learn Korean, Portuguese and among some others.

Hanna Inoue McWethy

March 3, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Japanese
Japanese
Spanish
こんにちは!私は華ともうします!カリフォルニアうまれでハーフなんです。いつもお母さんと日本語を話すけどまだあまり上手ではないので練習したいんです!いまカリフォルニア大学UC Santa Barbaraで日本語のクラスもとっています。専攻は言語学です。私は動物、アニメ、絵をかくのとお話を核のと、アメリカの映画とTVショーなどを見るのが好きです。いろいろな音楽も好きです!日本のバンドならナイトメア、Janne da Arc, 176BIZなどが好きです。スペイン語も習ったのでそれも練習したいです!英.....

Isel

March 11, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Romansch
French
German
Hello my name is Isel. I am of German heritage, however I don't like the German pronunciation of my name. Also I'm really deep olive skinned. I'd love to practice these languages: German and Romansch. I'm from Santa Barbara, California, USA. I like t.....

Jon

January 24, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Spanish
French
Spanish
English
Hello, I'm from California, and I'm currently living near Metz, France. I like to exercise, read, eat delicious food, have conversation, and enjoy life! Let's practice together!

Jumpei

February 8, 2015
United States
(santa barbara)
Japanese
English
Hi! my name is Jumpei. I'm an exchange student . I'm going to KAPLAN of SBCC,and studying English.But now, My English is too poor. so, I think I want to improve it when native speakers helping is neseccity. Of cource, I'll teach you Japanese!! Let's.....

Jung

February 11, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
Korean
English
Spanish
Hello. I've lived in SB since September last year, and look for language exchange, Korean<->English. I was a high school teacher in Korea, so I'm always happy to learn and teach language. Please email me first if you're intereseted in language exchan.....

Maria

March 2, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Spanish
Chinese, Mandarin
Hi! My name is Maria Lopez and I go to UC Santa Barbara in California. I was learning Chinese while I was in high school but didn't continue in college. I really want to learn though. I love the language, food, culture, people, and pretty much everyt.....

Mel

April 23, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
French
Hello! My name is Mel and I am a University Student in California in the United States! I am interested in movies, television, and practicing my French! Bonjour! Je m'appelle Mel. Je suis de la Californie! J'adore la cinema et regarder le tele. Je.....

Michael

January 10, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Chinese, Mandarin
Japanese
Korean
Hi, I'm a student at UCSB. I'm looking for a language partner to help learn languages!

Miko

February 27, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
Japanese
Spanish
I'm interested in language and I'm studying Engulish now. But I try to study Spanish,too!

Nathan

January 23, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Swedish
Yo! My name is Nathan, I've lived in California for most of my life. I'll be moving to Sweden next year (Lund, specifically) for my last year of college, and I want to meet some of you crazy Lundites in order to learn your language more quickly and m.....

Sam

February 9, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
Korean
Chinese, Mandarin
English
Spanish
Japanese
Hi, I'm Sam. from South Korea. I was graduated UNIV in beijig, CHINA. so I can speak chinese(but can't speak native..T.T) I'd like to have great opportunity to practice English in SB. I think we can meet up at café and talk to set plans to practice.....

Sannie

February 24, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Vietnamese
Chinese, Mandarin
Korean
안녕하세요! I'm Sannie and I'm 19 and currently a college student interested in learning korean. I'm still a beginner but it's a fun languageㅋㅋ I'm a pretty easygoing person and love talking to new people so feel free to send me a hi! You can also look u.....

Tashi

April 10, 2015
United States
(Santa Barbara)
English
Tibetan
བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།ངའི་མིང་བཀྲ་ཤིས་རེད།

william

March 15, 2015
United States
(santa barbara)
Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Mandarin
i am a native chinese, I want improved my english . if you want improved your chinese ,email me let's help each other.

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