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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PDI) reviews

28 Languages Reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 168 reviews
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Floriane
KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
In class, I didn't speak too much. I was quite shy and even if involvement in class is part of the education in US, professors are not going to force you to speak. But I spoke a lot outside, with my roommates or exchange students. It was difficult because french people are not as good as danish or Finnish people so sometimes I was a bit ashamed to don't understand. But after, you can understand more and more, even americans who speak very fast. When I spoke I made a lot of mistakes because I wanted to answer fast but overall everybody could understand me ... I hope so ! ^^
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anonymous
Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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My English was already quite good. Although I learned more slang than I knew before. I had no problems communicating with people, although they always asked me where I was from, because of my accent.
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FerryChoy
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HongKong SAR, China
Management Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was a good way to improve the language proficiency. However, the local students were not too actively to communicate with you, but the professors did. The professors were really friendly and willing to talk with you.
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Luigi
UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
I improved my English skills a lot and this is the best of my experience.Much better in written sometimes still in trouble if the conversation is too hard.Unbeleievable how difficult is to understand us guys mumbling.
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Ana
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Even though you do not notice it, your language improves a lot when you are abroad. You learn slang words and sentences that you would not learn at home.
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Chiraag
Singapore Management University, Singapore, Singapore
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had no problems whatsoever in communication since my first language is English. Its just the culture that took a little getting used to initally.
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