Millie Bobby Brown has enrolled at a university in the USA

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Millie Bobby Brown has enrolled at a university in the USA

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Millie Bobby Brown has enrolled at a university in the USA.

The Stranger Things star is one of the most famous people on the planet, but she's not letting her career get in the way of her education.

Speaking to Allure, the teenager revealed that she was taking a course in human services at the Purdue University.

Fans of the Netflix series will appreciate the fact that the uni is based in Indiana, which is also home to the fictional town of Hawkins.

The 18-year-old told the outlet that the course will allow her to 'learn about the system and how to help young people'.

Millie Bobby Brown has enrolled on a university course. Credit: SOPA Images Limited/Alamy
Millie Bobby Brown has enrolled on a university course. Credit: SOPA Images Limited/Alamy

According to the university's website, the course is 'designed to provide students with basic knowledge in human development and family studies, skills for working with people in service agencies, and program evaluation skills'.

The actor will continue her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, where she helps raise awareness of children’s rights and issues affecting youth, such as a lack of access to education.

She said: "Of course, people can look at it as pressure or scary, but I think that's the most exciting part of my job.

"People are all looking at me, 'What are you going to say, Millie?'

"I'm going to say, 'Young girls deserve an education. Young people everywhere deserve equal rights. [You] deserve to love the people that you want to love. Be the people that you want to be and achieve the dreams that you want to achieve."

"That's my message."

In her interview, Brown also revealed that she had to go to therapy over online bullying. "It's really hard to be hated on when you don't know who you are yet," she told the publication.

"So it's like, 'What do they hate about me? 'Cause I don't know who I am'.

The actor recently opened up about the bullying she has received online. Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy
The actor recently opened up about the bullying she has received online. Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy

"It’s almost like, 'Okay, I’m going to try being this today'. [And then they say], 'Oh, no, I hate that'. 'Okay. Forget that. I’m going to try being this today'. 'Oh, my God! I hate when you do that’.

"Then you just start shutting down because you’re like, ‘Who am I meant to be? Who do they need me to be for them?'

"Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped. It helped to be able to understand that I don’t need to be anything they said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself. That’s what I did."

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Topics: Celebrity, Stranger Things, US News, Millie Bobby Brown, Netflix

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