exchange student

noun
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

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

  1. I went to Germany as an exchange student.

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First Known Use of exchange student

circa 1930

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EXCHANGE STUDENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of exchange student for English Language Learners

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


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