exchange student


Definition of exchange student

: a student from one country received into an institution in another country often in exchange for one sent to an institution in the home country of the first

Examples of exchange student in a Sentence

I went to Germany as an exchange student.
Recent Examples on the Web So far, two victims have been publicly identified: a substitute teacher and an exchange student from Pakistan. Amir Vera, CNN, "These are the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting," 18 May 2018 Keitaro Saito, 17, an exchange student from Ota, Japan, plays volleyball with high school students from Burroughs and Burbank High School during a picnic at Roy Foy Park in Burbank on Monday, July 29. Anthony Clark Carpio, Burbank Leader, "Burbank Sister Cities program gives students insight into local family life," 30 July 2019 Demand comes from exchange students, as well as an expansion that has lured foreign businesses and workers. The Economist, "Domestic demand has sparkled against the euro-gloom," 25 July 2019 Enter Swedish exchange student Stig (Luke Eisner), an extremely tall hot person who seems perfect for her...except for the fact that he's already been nabbed by the most popular girl in school. Teen Vogue, "Watch the First Trailer for Netflix's "Tall Girl," a Teen Rom-Com for Tall People Everywhere," 29 Aug. 2019 When a dashing Swedish exchange student named Stig (Luke Eisner) comes to town, Jodi tries her best to win his affection, ignoring her best friends, Fareeda (Anjelika Washington) and Dunkleman (Griffin Gluck), in the process. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The premise of ‘Tall Girl’ was widely mocked. The actual movie doesn’t help matters.," 13 Sep. 2019 But with the help of friends, family (Sabrina Carpenter stars as her shorter, older sister), a tall and handsome exchange student, and, of course, a makeover, Jodi begins to love herself — all six-foot one-and-a-half inches of herself. Ew Staff,, "What to Watch this weekend: Alec Baldwin gets roasted on Comedy Central," 13 Sep. 2019 Cisneros moved to Oregon as an exchange student, graduating from Ashland High School. Michael Russell,, "Portland’s best chocolate maker will close its magical cafe," 6 Aug. 2019 The family of Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old exchange student from Pakistan who also died in the massacre, are also suing the parents. Melissa Chan, Time, "Just About Everyone But the Gun Maker Gets Sued After a Mass Shooting," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of exchange student

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Exchange student.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of exchange student

: a student from one country who attends a school in another country

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