TOEFL Test Centers in Alaska, USA

By | February 16, 2019

TOEFL Test Centers in Alaska

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in the state of Alaska. The list below shows testing locations for computer based TOEFL exam. Please scroll down to find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses) in Alaska.

    122a Bunnell Bldg., University Of Alaska, Fairbanks,
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States

Alaska TOEFL iBT

Alaska Area Codes

Short for AK, Alaska was admitted to United States on 03/01/1959. The capital city is Juneau. With an area of 1,717,854 km², Alaska has a population of 741,894. The population density is 0.43 people per km². According to ALLCITYCODES, Alaska has 1 area codes: 907. If you need to call your testing center, please be sure to add such an area code before phone number you are given.

Alaska Natives

The first people came to the territory of the modern state of Alaska from Siberia about fifteen to twenty thousand years ago. Then Eurasia and North America were connected by an isthmus located on the site of the Bering Strait.

Settlers settled new lands, and by the time Europeans appeared in Alaska, several groups of indigenous people had formed.

In the southeast of Alaska lived the so-called “coastal” tribes – Tsimshians, Haida and Tlingit; the Aleut Indians settled in the Aleutian Islands; in the interior, the Athabaskans; in the north of Alaska – two peoples of the Eskimos, the Inupiat and the Yupik.

Among the population of Alaska, the percentage of representatives of indigenous peoples is still very high today, higher than in any other of the US states.

Discovery of Alaska by Russian explorers

It is not known which of the Europeans was the first to step onto the land of Alaska. There is no doubt only that it was a member of the Russian expedition.

There is a version that the first to reach Alaska in 1648 was the outstanding Russian explorer Semyon Dezhnev, who sailed from the mouth of the Kolyma River, rounded the eastern tip of Asia and reached the Anadyr River. According to legend, Dezhnev’s boats, which had gone astray, landed on the coast of Alaska. There is no documentary evidence of this story whatsoever.

It is likely that the first Russian people in Alaska were members of the crew of the small ship “Saint Gabriel”, surveyor M. Gvozdev and navigator I. Fedorov, members of the expedition that explored Chukotka led by A. F. Shestakov and D. I. Pavlutsky. It is believed that they landed on the coast of Alaska on August 21, 1732.

But “really” Alaska was discovered during the Second Kamchatka expedition of the famous explorer, whose name was later named the island, the sea and the strait between Chukotka and Alaska – Vitus Bering.

On June 4, 1741, the ships of the expedition went to sea from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – “Saint Peter” under the command of Vitus Bering and “Saint Pavel”, led by Alexei Chirikov. Due to storms and fogs, the ships separated. On July 15, 1741, they saw land from the St. Paul (it was Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska) and sent a boat to it. It is believed that the naturalist and botanist Georg Steller was the first in this expedition to set foot on the land of Alaska. The next day, July 16, 1741, the land of Alaska was also seen from the “St. Peter”.

The members of Bering’s expedition who returned to Russia spoke about sea beavers – sea otters – living in the coastal waters of Alaska. It was the highest quality of the fur of these animals, and it was then considered the most valuable in the world, that served as an incentive for the development of Alaska.