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Students of the World has a consumer rating of 3.25 stars from 4 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Students of the World ranks 120th among Social Network sites.

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Top Positive Review

“Great for kids”

Emma G.
12/4/21

This site includes many information about all countries of the World (althrough this area was not updated for a few years). But above all, this site is kid-friendly, monitored everyday, free and safe. You don't need to register your email address nor any personal information. Also, you will not be notified when you get a message. So that's really great for safety.

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Top Critical Review

“Unsafe site...”

Carina L.
3/23/21

Some adults pretend to be children in the site and many don't reveal true identity... I received some suspicious messages asking for personal information... Also "friends" in the site commonly disappeared after a day or two... In conclusion, making friends in real life is better as there may be fake accounts online and it is difficult to differentiate between real or fake...

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carinal15
1 review
1 helpful vote
March 23rd, 2021

Some adults pretend to be children in the site and many don't reveal true identity...
I received some suspicious messages asking for personal information...
Also "friends" in the site commonly disappeared after a day or two...
In conclusion, making friends in real life is better as there may be fake accounts online and it is difficult to differentiate between real or fake...

francescog24
10 reviews
61 helpful votes
November 13th, 2020

I used this site for a long time. Here's pros and cons:
Pros: this site is free, you have to pay only if you want to use snail mail (about 20 euros). There's an internal mail service, so you don't have to give your mail address in the profile text. You could add some photos if you want. About security, there are a few adults and this site is mostly concerned about kids and guys, so it's difficult to find perverts.
Cons: its design is 90's style, and should be renewed. Text is a bit short (ca. 250 words), so you couldn't write a lot of info about you. Messages are deleted after 1 year automatically.
I had only European penpals. Most of them asked for social media at the moment, then they disappeared after a few days. It seems that young people (among 15 and 25 years old) here are bored and not really interested about other cultures/countries. Contacts don't last for a long time, so don't expect long friendships as someone says. If you want to learn about other cultures, don't waste your time here and search on the Net, according to the country/countries you prefer.

alexisp45
33 reviews
174 helpful votes
July 19th, 2018

Students of the World is a site that I used when I was in high school. It's a lot like Interpals in the sense that it's for finding pen pals and epals, but it's mostly geared towards kids. At the time I thought it was pretty good, but that was mostly because I hadn't really used any other sites like it until years later.

Here's the pros: It's fairly simple to use, and there's enough people on there that you're bound to find at least a few people on there who you (or your kid) will find interesting. Plus because the site has a mailbox system, you're never actually required to give your contact information out to anyone.

Because the site's explicitly meant for kids, there's not a whole lot of adults on the site. Those who are are typically parents looking for a pen friend for their kid, or they're teachers looking for a class exchange, or they're people in university/college. So if you're a parent reading this, I don't think you have to be too worried about the people on there being creepy adults because, with only a couple of exceptions over the course of three or four years of using the site, I didn't encounter too many through here.

Here's the cons: The site seems to be perpetually stuck in the '90s when it comes to website design. Because of this, I'm not entirely convinced it's the best when it comes to web security either, so I guess there's a certain degree of buyer beware when it comes to the site.

Plus due to what I'd assume are server limitations, most messages you had in your Students of the World inbox would be deleted after a year. It was unfortunate if you'd been talking to someone on there for a while and suddenly lost all of your early messages.

Here's a neutral point: You didn't really get a whole lot of room to say stuff on your profile, so it's not like you can have a huge wall of text on your SotW profile like you can on an Interpals profile. This can cut both ways, depending on how you want to look at things--if you're someone who doesn't really like long profiles, it's fine, because it forces people to be succinct; but if you're someone who wants to make sure the other person has something in common with you before you talk to them, then you're screwed because it's hard to summarise all your interests into two or three lines unless you're the world's most boring person.

While the site is good for what it is and it does carve out a niche that I don't think would be catered to otherwise, I think it suffers from its very dated looking, '90s-style layout and apparent lack of budget to produce any real updates for the site. But I think this could be a matter of you getting what you pay for, because it's free to use like Interpals but also lacks any adverts like Interpals does.

emmag363
1 review
1 helpful vote
December 4th, 2021

This site includes many information about all countries of the World (althrough this area was not updated for a few years). But above all, this site is kid-friendly, monitored everyday, free and safe. You don't need to register your email address nor any personal information. Also, you will not be notified when you get a message. So that's really great for safety.

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