are concise reports that describe
a country's peoples, customs,
lifestyle, and society. In addition
to annually updating all CultureGrams
with the latest economic, political,
and statistical information, we
are currently expanding our reports by adding additional cultural content. To do this, we seek
input from citizens of the target
country or professionals with
recent long-term experience
in the target country.
two types of CultureGrams for
which we solicit reviews. One
is the World Edition, which
includes more than 200 country reports
that are written at a high school
level. We also publish a Kids
Edition (more than 100 country reports),
which is intended for children
ages 9 to 11.
If you are
interested in reviewing a CultureGrams report,
please follow the five steps
Step 1. See if
your country is up for review.
the list of countries for which we are currently seeking reviews. Priorities
change periodically, so please
check again later if your country
of expertise is not currently
selected for review.
If your country of expertise is Aruba or French Guiana, please view our Writer page.
Step 2. See if
you meet our Reviewer qualifications.
To be considered,
potential Reviewers must fulfill the
- Be either a native who has not
been away from the country for more
than three years and who has continuing
contact with individuals in the
- Or a nonnative who has lived full-time
in the country for at least two
and a half of the last four years
- Have a college degree or equivalent
- Speak with near fluency either
the country's official language
or a major national language
- Have had experience in more than
one region of the country and with
different socioeconomic levels.
We will select those
individuals with the most recent
residency, the broadest cultural
exposure, and the most relevant
abilities or experiences.
Step 3. Learn more
about the project.
This is an educational project and
not an act of employment. To
thank our project participants,
we provide a one-time courtesy
payment of US$250 for a World
Edition review and US$150 for
a Kids Edition review. (The
payment for Kids Edition reviews
is less because the texts are
We can pay any U.S. citizen, permanent
resident of the United States,
or foreign national. However,
we cannot pay Reviewers who
live in the United States without
legal resident status.
Step 4. Read a
Read a sample World Edition
text or Kids Edition text to understand the kind
of information you will evaluate.
(You must have or
Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these PDFs.)
Step 5. Fill
out the Reviewer Application.
E-mail us your application
by completing the web-formatted
We usually will notify you of your status with the project within two weeks. We will send selected Reviewers a copy of the CultureGram to be reviewed and a list of guidelines.
If you need more information about becoming a Reviewer, please e-mail us at email@example.com.