Sign up for the MSNBC newsletter

You have been successfully added to our newsletter.

Let our news meet your inbox

msnbc News

Gap year

Following the White House’s announcement that Malia Obama will take a year off school before attending Harvard, education expert Laura R. Hosid explains the ‘gap year’ and the benefits of taking time off before college.

BEST OF MSNBC

Play All

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend msnbc.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making msnbc.com a better place.