Visiting Scholars Programme
For students planning to step out of formal education for a year, the John Locke Institute runs three gap year courses, a visiting scholar programme from September till November, an eight-week course in Oxford in the spring and an internship programme on the Pacific Coast of Australia between January and March. Students can choose to do one of the courses or all. Much of the gap year programmes are tailored to the student and his or her subject interests with a strong emphasis on the humanities and social sciences.
"The university-style tutorials and lectures I had access to in Oxford really gave me a chance to do something relevant to my subject during my gap year. This worked well in conjunction with Princeton where I had been able to study a wider range of subjects, as well as spend time visiting different parts of America, which was a great balance between traveling and working. Overall the course was exactly what I'd been looking for for my gap year: an academic experience that supported my university application and interest in history."
Katy Bennett (Thomas Hardy School; Cambridge University, Class of 2020)