I received this email last week, which I investigated as the real deal. It seems fun! Remember in grade school when your teacher would arrange for you to write pen pals in other countries? It's kind of like that.
I am a combined BA Honours Graphic Design & Illustration student from London studying at the University of East London; it's my first year and enjoying it very much so far. As part of my new project I have to contact an L.A student who is studying graphic design. My brief is to post a list of things (such as photocopy examples of any of my works) and receive a letter with example of their work in return. Here's the original brief that my University teacher gave me.
[If you'd like to participate, please post a comment below and I'll put you in touch. - Ed.]