Important swapping checklist

Important swapping checklist

Every swap is different and is up to you and your swap-mate to decide on how do you want to do your swap. There are however, some general things to take into consideration before you finally agree on a swap. In order to help you, we have developed a checklist for your review each time you are going to swap. Please note there might be other agreements you may make with your swap-mate and the below are just meant to guide you on that process. If you answer no to any of the below you should probably re-check with your swap-mate or relevant parties before you actually agree on the swap.

  1. ▪ Did you check with your current studio(s) and/or clients about you making a swap? In particular, are they happy about you swapping with this specific swap-mate?
  2. ▪ Did you agree on the number of hours, dates and timing, that each of you needs to cover at your destination country?
  3. ▪ Did you agree on how are you going to be compensated for your work during these days? (the easiest solution is that each of you keeps their current pay at their home-country, but this is completely up to you)
  4. ▪ If you need a visa to your destination country, do you have it already (or can you easily obtain one) before or by the date of the swap?
  5. ▪ Have you checked transportation options (e.g., flights, car, train, bus, boat) to your destination during your swap dates?
  6. ▪ In case you are not exchanging your home during the swap period, have you checked for accommodation at your destination during your swap dates?
  7. ▪ If you are exchanging Homes, did you check all the details on your exchange Home destination to be sure you are ok? (Example: if there are pets and are you willing/able to take care of them?)
  8. ▪ Did you check with your health and/or travel insurance how are you going to be covered during the time you are away?