exchange student

noun

: 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 Nearby, Grade 10 exchange student Marina Cebrian said she was supposed to be back home in Spain early Sunday, but now won’t return to her family until Tuesday after enduring three flight cancellations. Beth Greenfield, Fortune, 1 July 2024 The one non-White character was an Asian exchange student, Long Duk Dong, a crude stereotype played for laughs. Jeanne Bonner, CNN, 13 June 2024 The group also requested the university end an exchange student fellowship with an Israeli university, end study-abroad programs in Israel, remove police from the campus and disclose the UW Foundation's investments. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2024 For example, an exchange student from Spain who had unknowingly leased a windowless room contacted me asking for help. Juan Miró, The Conversation, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for exchange student 

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exchange%20student. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

exchange student

noun
: 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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