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 The Swedish pop duo began its rise to its first Hot 100 No. 1, thanks to an exchange student who brought its CD back to the States. Gary Trust, Billboard, "Chart Rewind: In 1989, Roxette Roared Onto the Hot 100 With 'The Look'," 11 Feb. 2015 For Muratovic, the decision to host an exchange student was based on the benefit to her family to have a foreign student living in their home. Claire Goodman, Chron, "Foreign exchange students find temporary home, forever family through program," 27 Oct. 2020 As the sun was setting in Tulsa, Okla., on Dec. 10, the first day of Hanukkah, Leland Stange, a 24-year-old exchange student at Cambridge University in England, called his Jewish mother. William Boston, WSJ, "Covid-19 Leaves Some Study-Abroad Students Stranded Over the Holidays," 24 Dec. 2020 As an exchange student in Rhode Island, Flaviana had marveled that her biology teacher had been able to take his family to Disney, a place that seemed so out of reach. Washington Post, "‘I didn’t make it’," 11 Dec. 2020 In 2008, Rudy Hermann Guede, 34, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student found brutally stabbed to death in her bedroom. Fox News, "I wish he'd been fully held accountable': Amanda Knox," 8 Dec. 2020 Elvira Muratovic will be a first-time host mother for an exchange student this year when the program reopens. Claire Goodman, Chron, "Foreign exchange students find temporary home, forever family through program," 27 Oct. 2020 Soon after, 9 months as an exchange student in Canada left her itching to escape the expectations for a woman in Japanese society—marry a nice man and have a family. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "‘Every minute counts.’ This immunologist rapidly reshaped her lab to tackle COVID-19," 27 Oct. 2020 All were made by kicker Paul Marteaux, a sophomore exchange student from Spain. al, "North Jackson recovers 4 onsides kicks, outlasts Randolph 43-24," 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of exchange student

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exchange student was circa 1930

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24 Feb 2021

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“Exchange student.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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