Everything you Need to Know About Foreign Exchange Trips | Harriet Hirschler

Q. Do foreign exchange trips really happen anymore – and are they safe? Miranda, west London

Some schools are pulling out of traditional foreign exchange trips because of concerns over safety and lack of CRB checks on host families. Now, foreign trips for language students tend to be led by teachers with accommodation in hostels, but while this might seem a viable (and safer) alternative, it’s not as effective as it doesn’t immerse the pupils in a foreign language.

Duncan Byrne, former chairman of the Independent Schools Modern Languages Association, says: ‘Schools are now running…

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