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While MIT is a dream for many, international olympiad is not the end all be all. The US is not composed of only MIT, as Britain is not just compiled of Cambridge.
You could do a project, present it, and carry it to an international platform.
If you have an international recognition and more "wow" stuff attached to it, you will be good.
To put all your eggs in one basket by saying that once you get into intl olympiad you will get into MIT or elsewhere is nonsense.
This is a melodramatic thread...I wish people really knew what they were saying on most occassions.