Malia Obama to take a gap year
The eldest daughter of US President Barack and Michelle Obama is to take a gap year before starting her studies at Harvard University, the White House has announced.
Malia, 17, will now enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected. She currently studies at the exclusive Sidwell Friends school in the District of Columbia. She graduates in June.
Harvard encourages admitted students to defer for one year to travel, pursue a special project or activity, work or spend time in other meaningful ways.