Author: Alexandra Schipani

A Thousands Words Painting

This blog entry was written by Jenny, who is a UCAELI student. Jenny is taking the UCAELI course, “Explore” and recently visited The University of Connecticut’s Benton Museum. You never know what you might see or who you might see when you visit the Benton. Many thanks to Jenny for sharing her writing with us! […]

Midterm Progress at UCAELI

Happy February Everyone! The students at UCAELI have been hard at work so far this semester. As we approach midterms we wanted to share with you some examples of the work our students have been doing so far. Below are samples of work from our class Learning with Podcasts. We hope you enjoy! Forrest Gump: […]


History of Halloween Halloween as we know it today has a very long history that began about 2,000 years ago with the Celts who live in the area that is now Ireland, the UK and northern France celebrated New Year’s on November 1st through a festival called Samhain. The festival happened at the end of […]

Fall Semester at UCAELI!

The Fall semester at UCAELI is off to a great start! We have lots of wonderful new students from all around the world joining us this fall as well as some familiar faces returning this session. We started off the session with a few days of orientation where everyone got to know each other and […]

Welcome New UCAELI Students

On July 3rd, UCAELI welcomed a new class of students! Our newcomers to Storrs quickly found out that there’s plenty to do around here, even in summer. After arriving on campus, the UCAELI students went to visit the statue of our mascot, Jonathan the Husky. Some of them even knew to rub his nose for […]