Hey everybody! It’s me, Caely Rose Hibbits. I was born in Connecticut, but moved to a tiny town, Cedar Key, FL, when I was two. Cedar Key has about 700 full time residents-who consist of artists, commercial fisherman, clam farmers, and oyster men. It was a very interesting place to grow up in. I learned that everyone has something to teach you.
When I graduated from high school I wanted to do something different- so I headed to Rome and now I’m a senior at the American University of Rome. In four months I will have my degree in Communication with a minor in Film and Digital Media. While I didn’t think I would be ready–I really am.
I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to live abroad. My small town was great but, Rome has been a great place to learn. I was able to be close to my sister and nieces. I was able to travel and learn a new language. I met people from all over the world, with different views, and was able to discuss interesting topics, and I was able to earn a degree at the same time. My mom always tells me that the things I learned outside of my classroom will probably be more beneficial to what I learned inside. I agree with this but, Rome has offered me both great education inside and out.