Monthly accounts of other TOEFL® test takers' journeys to success.

TOEFL® Success Stories: Lee & Rebecca

Jun 19, 2018

What does it take to follow your dream? Lee and Rebecca share their courageous stories of studying abroad, learning a new language, and chasing their career aspirations. Although they were raised in different countries, each cultivating a unique vision for their future, both Lee and Rebecca used the same tool to pursue their dreams — the TOEFL® test.

Lee’s Journey

Lee, like many students in Vietnam, knew the life-changing opportunities that come with studying abroad. He learned an American university experience could afford him the knowledge to succeed, while providing flexibility to shift his career path as his interests grow and change. So, he took the first step in pursuing this opportunity and registered for the TOEFL test.

Fast forward a few years, and Lee is now a college graduate working as a videographer in New York City. If Lee had stayed in Vietnam to study business, he feels it would have been impossible for him to go after his true passion — filmmaking. Now well on his way to achieving his dream, Lee is thankful for the path he chose to pursue his education.

Read his full story here.

Rebecca’s Journey

Raised in Venezuela, Rebecca dreamed of a future abroad. She knew learning English would open doors, so she developed her communication skills and took the TOEFL test.

The language skills imparted by the test preparation process not only helped Rebecca graduate from an American university but also led to success in a writing-based profession, where she must regularly exercise her command of the English language. Now a college graduate and magazine editor in New York City, she could not be happier with the choice she made to take the TOEFL test!

Read her full story here.

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