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Emma Watson is spending her junior year abroad -- in her home country.

The 21-year-old Harry Potter actress made headlines this year with her educational ups and downs. It was initially reported that the star planned to transfer out of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island amid reports that she was bullied and hounded for her fame.

"I'm still a student at Brown,” the British star told the Virginia Pilot recently. "It's just that I'll spend my third year abroad – at Oxford," she added of the famed England institution.

"Then I'll return to Brown to complete my last year," she explained.

Just last month, Watson shot down the rumors that she was tormented at the Ivy League school, leading her to drop out altogether.

"I've never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook," she told the Sunday Times Magazine.

Still she said at the time she "was in denial," during time on campus. "I wanted to pretend I wasn't as famous as I was. I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I'm in and what happened."