Is it true that exchanges have died out because child protection issues and because pupils aren't allowed to miss lessons to travel to a foreign country? My current school is the first one I've worked in that doesn't have an exchange, and I think it hugely affects motivation. But I've also been told that pupils don't want exchanges because they don't want to host. There are many trips, but they're really expensive compared to exchanges. I've been told that if I want to run an exchange it has to run during the holidays.