The definition of an exchange student is a person who goes to a foreign country or location in order to undertake learning and schooling while a student from that country or location attends a school in the first country.
An example of an exchange student is an American college student studying abroad in France while a French student attends school in the U.S.
a student studying for a time in a foreign country as part of a program in which schools send and, in turn, host students who wish to study abroad
(plural exchange students)
- a student who is participating in a student exchange scheme.