exchange student

noun

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.

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Sabika, who was from Karachi, Pakistan, had been in Santa Fe as an exchange student and was just a few weeks from returning home when the gunman opened fire on her classroom. NBC News, "Thousands attend funeral prayer service for Pakistani girl killed in Texas shooting," 21 May 2018 An altercation at a McDonald's in St. Augustine, Florida, has left two Egyptian exchange students shaken. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "He asked if exchange students were 'American boys' — and used a stun gun, Florida cops say | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 Also among the victims: A Pakastani exchange student with no family in the U.S., whose funeral took place Sunday at a mosque outside Houston. Editors, USA TODAY, "Texas school shooting, Trump calls for FBI investigation: 5 things you need to know Monday," 21 May 2018 Another, an exchange student from Pakistan, was preparing for her return home, asking that her mother cook her favorite dinner. Julie Bosman, New York Times, "Santa Fe School Shooting Victims: Here Are Their Stories," 19 May 2018 College exchange student Constantin Plinke, 24, was planning to go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park before it was shut. Author: Terray Sylvester, Anchorage Daily News, "Ash blasting from Big Island volcano sparks red alert for aviation," 16 May 2018 Sabika was an exchange student with YES, which is funded by the U.S. State Department. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "The victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting," 18 May 2018 The college-age Catalan woman is an architecture exchange student in Berlin. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "Cleveland International Film Festival: "Montparnasse Bienvenue" and "Julia Ist" showcase women on the verge (reviews)," 11 Apr. 2018 Her Spanish-rapping collaborators are a Colombian (Balvin) and a Puerto Rican (Bad Bunny); the former learned English in the U.S. as an exchange student, and the latter is just learning how to speak the language now. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "The Times Have Changed: What 'I Like It' Hitting No. 1 Means to Latin Music," 3 July 2018

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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exchange student

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exchange student

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

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