ASK A QUESTION What is the difference between "alumno(a)" and "estudiante(a)"?
Is "alumno" a college student and "estudiante" a student of any kind (secondary, junior high, high school, college, nursing, etc.)? Thanks a bunches!!
All alumnos are estudiantes. The inverse does not hold true. To be "alumno" you must be registered at an institution, or be someone's student. But you can be a student (estudiante) on your own, in which case you're no-one's "alumno". Eg. "Soy estudiante de las costumbres puertorriqueñas".
I'm that case you can't use "alumno"
From what I have found, they are interchangeable. Rosetta Stone teaches "alumno(a) de la universidad" as well as "alumno(a) de la escuela secundaria".
Estudiante does not have gender.
Él es un estudiante.
Ella es una estudiante.