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.
Recent Examples on the Web Remember Long Duck Dong, the Asian exchange student from Sixteen Candles? Katie Musgrave, refinery29.com, "Never Have I Ever Felt So Insulted: Mindy Kaling’s New Show Is Great — Unless You’re Fat," 20 May 2020 More than 20,000 people have attended Carmel programs, according to the Institute, which also pays for student trips to Russia, scholarships for study there and support for Russian exchange students in America. New York Times, "Has a U.S. College Given Russia Too Friendly a Platform?," 6 Nov. 2019 The new Grudge movie doesn’t bring us back to Karen’s story in the 2004 version, in which Sarah Michell Gellar plays an exchange student living in Japan who discovers that her assigned home is hella haunted. Gina Vaynshteyn, refinery29.com, "Here’s How The Grudge Works, In Case You Were Blessed Enough To Forget," 3 Jan. 2020 Onche grew up in Nigeria and came to the Bay Area as an exchange student at age 15. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "College students leave campus life behind, adjust to online classes at home," 29 Mar. 2020 Everytown Law, the legal arm for Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, a nationwide group, filed the petition on behalf of Abdul Aziz Sheikh and Farah Naz, the parents of Sabika Sheikh, who arrived as an exchange student in August 2017. Fox News, "Gun website sold ammo to Texas teen accused of school shooting: lawsuit," 8 Mar. 2020 Her 15-minute film illustrates the answer to her question through people like a third-generation chef who owns a restaurant, a former college professor turned restaurant owner and a group of university exchange students. NBC News, "Documentary explores Vietnamese diaspora in France through food," 28 Feb. 2020 Members also met the exchange students during the gathering, which featured caroling and lunch. Diane Dachota, chicagotribune.com, "Rotary Club of Western Springs recognizes exchange students and their adventures," 10 Dec. 2019 Universities in the Scandinavian nations of Sweden, Norway and Denmark have all urged their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider leaving. Time, "Foreign Students Are Fleeing Hong Kong as Protests Escalate on College Campuses," 15 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'exchange student.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of exchange student

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about exchange student

Time Traveler for exchange student

Time Traveler

The first known use of exchange student was circa 1930

See more words from the same year

Statistics for exchange student

Last Updated

30 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Exchange student.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exchange%20student. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for exchange student

exchange student

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exchange student

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

More from Merriam-Webster on exchange student

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for exchange student

Comments on exchange student

What made you want to look up exchange student? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!