Angelina Jolie gets emotional dropping eldest son off to college

Angelina Jolie gets emotional dropping eldest son off to college

As you might already know, in August, Angelina Jolie's eldest son, Maddox started his first semester at Yonsei University in South Korea. Yep, the 18-year-old is currently studying biochemistry at Seoul’s Yonsei University.

The 44-year-old actress and activist can even be seen chatting with students at the university while dropping her teenage son off at the school in a video uploaded to Instagram.

Watch as the Maleficent actress gets emotional while dropping Maddox off at college in South Korea:

In the video, one of the students asks Jolie how long she will be staying in South Korea, to which she replies: "I leave today. Today’s the day I go home." And the students respond with a collective "aww".

"I know. I’m trying not to cry," Jolie then says, before looking over at her son.

Yonsei University Credit: Yonsei University

It appears Maddox always had his heart set on Yonsei, with a source telling PEOPLE that Maddox had long been preparing for the move to East Asia.

"He got accepted to other universities but chose Yonsei," the source said. "He has been studying the Korean language. He has lessons multiple times a week to prepare."

Another source told Entertainment Tonight that Maddox and his Oscar-winning mom are very close. "She loves him and is so proud of how wise he is beyond his years," the source said. "She has encouraged him to travel nonstop, to learn many languages, and now has plans for him to go to university overseas. Maddox is very attached to his mom. She's always stood by him."

In the same month that Maddox started college, it was alleged that his relationship with his dad and Jolie's ex-husband, Brad Pitt, was not as close these days, with a source saying that "Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son."

But the 55-year-old actor is reportedly confident that their relationship will improve in the future. "Brad’s hopeful that as his son gets older, they’ll become close again," the source added.