Computer science students at the University of Minnesota are looking to launch a platform dedicated to enhancing international cooperation and engagement in challenging times of forced isolation. They are specifically asking for the assistance of computer science students willing to engage in creating cross-cultural interaction in a time when study abroad and exchange is on hold.
They would like to start a "Pen Pal(#)" project with students from other international universities. They think that this would be a great way for students to connect with other students internationally to broaden their perspectives. The project involves creating a database system for university students to pen pal with students at international universities. This database keeps track of student information and maintains an algorithm to match those with similar interests.
In short, they are looking to connect with other computer science students at universities around the world, in an effort to create cross-cultural interaction in a time when study abroad and exchange is on hold. If you are interested, you can register using this short google form.
(#) A pen pal is someone with whom you exchange letters with.