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 The movie stars Shifra Zuckerman as Lucy, an exchange student from the United States. Mike Rose, cleveland, 19 Aug. 2023 The justices heard more than 2½ hours of arguments regarding the claim by the family of an exchange student killed in an terrorist attack in Paris that Google’s YouTube should be liable for promoting content from the Islamic State. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2023 Megan Suri as Aneesa Megan Suri joined the cast in season 2 as Aneesa, an exchange student who becomes involved with Ben. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 2 June 2023 And in January 2020, another fire left a 19-year-old exchange student dead and several others injured. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2023 In the 1992 case, the death of Yoshihiro Hattori, a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student, caused reverberations around the world. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2023 Blinken arrived in the early morning with a full agenda: meetings with Gang; the Communist Party’s top foreign policy official, Wang Yi; U.S. business leaders; American embassy personnel; exchange students; and potentially Xi himself. John Hudson, Washington Post, 17 June 2023 In 2016, Gaynor went to visit Luis Vives School in Valencia, Spain, where the community was dealing with a tragic bus accident that senselessly killed multiple exchange students. Cam Zhang, Billboard, 12 June 2023 She and her fellow Ukrainian exchange students were allowed to continue their studies in Italy. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exchange student was circa 1930

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“Exchange student.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

exchange student

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

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