The Vampire Diaries star posted a shot on Instagram of himself studying away in a classroom at Harvard University...which is a far cry away from Atlanta where the CW show is shot.
No worries, though VD fans. Ian isn't ditching the show.
He was simply in town attending the Girls Impact the World Film Festival, a festival and scholarship program in which high school and college students submit short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues including child marriage and sex trafficking, according to its site.
The actor, who teased fans with the classroom shot, captioned the pic, "The ONLY way I was going to get into Harvard...Girls Impact The World Film Festival-such amazing young film makers. Wow."
"SO honored to be surrounded by brilliant change making young women telling their stories thru the art of film...Wow," he tweeted Feb. 22.