the Olympiad is held for students of US universities studying Russian as a foreign language
Welcome to the website for the first SPbU Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language in the United States of America! This year, students of universities and colleges in the USA studying Russian as a foreign language will take part in the Olympiad.
The Olympiad is held by the St. Petersburg State University with the support of educational institutions in the United States. The St. Petersburg State University is the oldest university in Russia, and is chosen every year by thousands of foreign students to receive a quality education and improve their level of proficiency in Russian. Over the last few years, the university has been implementing various educational projects, including language Olympiads.
The Russian language is unique and multifaceted! We believe that despite the ocean separating our continents, interest in learning Russian in the United States will only grow. And, to test your strength and increase your motivation to learn Russian, we offer you to take part in the Olympiad by completing a number of tests, as well as take part in a conversation with a native speaker.
We wish you success!
Test of Russian as foreign language (TORFL) is an international exam which gives the most objective picture of proficiency in Russian.
More than 100,000 foreigners have already passed this exam at St. Petersburg State University.