Studying TOEFL Abroad
For those who can afford it, preparing for the TOEFL iBT in an English-speaking country is a definite and positive option. Thousands of language schools in the USA, Canada, England, and Australia offer you the option to immerse yourself in an English speaking environment and acquire fluency in a relatively short period of time.
The benefits of such an experience cannot be underestimated. Although you may feel frustrated, lonely, and homesick at times, while abroad, your English will most definitely improve like never before. When you live in an English–speaking country 24 hours a day, and hear English night and day, you cannot help but develop your language skills. The improvement in just a short time, will be equal to learning English for several years in your own country.
The positive impact on your TOEFL iBT score is obvious. Nevertheless, you should still exercise caution in selecting an ESL school halfway across the world. As much as possible, register and pay for the shortest time possible in advance. This will give you the flexibility to evaluate your level of satisfaction and to explore TOEFL learning options in other schools once you arrive abroad.