Valerie Do, currently a college junior, thought she applied to Miami University in Coral Gables, Florida, but it turned out to be Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Her dreams of lying under palm trees on the sun soaked beaches of the warmer state came crashing down when she received her acceptance letter.
But some research into the Ohio college’s business school convinced her to accept and Do quickly realized the mistake was, in fact, a blessing in disguise.
Valerie Do, currently a college junior, thought she applied to Miami University but never realized that there was another college with the same name in cold Ohio.
The video currently has nearly two million views and reads: ‘When someone says ‘go to hell’ but I am studying abroad at Miami University of Ohio
Valerie Do, currently a college junior, thought she applied to Miami University. But she actually applied to Miami Univesity, Ohio and ended up accepting her position there
Do told Insider: ‘I realized there are no beaches; it’s just a cornfield in the middle of nowhere in the Midwest of America.’
While Do has made many people laugh on campus with her story for the last two years, it wasn’t until last week she shared her story on TikTok for the world to know.
The video currently has nearly two million views and reads: ‘When someone says ‘go to hell’ but I am studying abroad at Miami University of Ohio.
‘I thought it was Miami Florida and did not realize. There are no beaches here it’s just corn field and in the middle of nowhere.’
While many viewers related to her confusion, others wrote ‘love and honor’ – an ode to Miami University’s tagline.
One British user wrote: ‘No because I’m from a town in the UK called Boston and we’d have international students turning up at the college thinking it was the one in the US.’
Another chimed in and said: ‘I did the same thing and accidentally applied to the wrong college, only realized when I had my mom read the application essay and she freaked out lol’
Some even called Do’s case a scene from Hannah Montana or something The Office’s Kelly Kapoor would do.
After the video went viral, she released another on TikTok clarifying that she loved her university and it was the best decision she ever made.
‘First of all, I love my school and I love it here. Miami has the true American college experience that I was looking for, just like the movies.
‘Cause I grew up watching movies like Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Bring It On, Animal House, and stuff like that and I hoped to experience stuff like that and Miami has the perfect stuff for me.
‘Also the people here are really friendly and I feel like I don’t have to change myself to be able to fit in, if that makes sense.
‘This aspect is something really important for international students because we came here and we have this huge language and culture barrier. Miami has great resources for international students.’ she said.
She told Insider that she didn’t expect the video to blow up like that and that criticism did not bother her.
Do also recounted her spring trip to Florida and told the publication that she felt unsafe there and was extremely glad to be in Ohio instead.
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk
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