The CultureGrams Online Database, published by ProQuest, is an electronic database of reports on the countries of the world, the U.S. states, and the Canadian provinces. These reports provide an insider’s perspective on people’s daily life and culture. The product is primarily used by students, teachers, and librarians, though government agencies, travel programs, and others also subscribe. To verify and update the content for each report, we periodically seek input from natives of the country/state/province or other professionals with recent long-term experience in the location.

The country reports for which we solicit reviews contain two parts—one written to a secondary (high school) audience and a shorter one intended for students ages 9 to 11. We also solicit reviews of texts written for this younger audience on each of the U.S. states and Canadian Provinces.

If you are interested in reviewing a CultureGrams report, please follow these steps:

See if your country of expertise is up for review.
Please apply only if your country or countries of expertise appears on the Reviewer Countries List. Review priorities change yearly, so check back next year for changes.

Armenia Fiji Madagascar Romania Suriname
Bangladesh Ghana Malawi Russia Togo
Belarus Greece Mali Saudi Arabia Tonga
Bhutan Haiti Mauritania Serbia Tunisia
Cape Verde Iran Mexico Slovakia UAE
Costa Rica Israel Moldova Slovenia Uruguay
Croatia Italy Mongolia South Africa West Bank and Gaza
Dominican Republic Jamaica Norway South Sudan Yemen
Ethiopia Kenya Pakistan Sri Lanka  

See if your state or province of expertise is up for review.
Please apply only if your location(s) of expertise appears on the Reviewer States and Provinces List. Review priorities change yearly, so check back next year for changes.

Alaska Minnesota Nebraska New Mexico Northwest Territories (Canadian territory)
Idaho Mississippi Nevada Oklahoma Nova Scotia (Canadian province)
Kansas Missouri New Hampshire South Dakota  Ontario (Canadian province)

See if you meet our Reviewer qualifications.

To qualify as a Reviewer, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be either a native who has not been away from the country/state/province for more than 3 years and who has continuing contact with individuals in the location
  • Or a nonnative who has lived full-time in the location for at least 2.5 of the last 4 years


  • Have a college degree or equivalent education
  • Speak with near fluency either the location’s official language or a major national language
  • Have experience in more than one region of the location and with different socioeconomic levels

We will select individuals with the most recent residency, the broadest cultural exposure, and the most relevant abilities or expertise.

Learn more about the project.

Courtesy Payment

This is an educational project and not an act of employment. To thank our project participants, we provide a one-time courtesy payment. The payment is higher for those reviewing country materials since there are two reports for each country and only one for each U.S. state and Canadian province.

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.

Read a sample CultureGrams Report

Read a sample World Edition report, Kids Edition report, State Edition report, or Provinces Edition report to understand the kind of information you would be evaluating. (You must have or download Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these PDFs.)

Fill out the Reviewer Application.



* 3. Level of contact (briefly describe the level of contact you have had with the location’s people—specifically,
the regions, demographic groups, and occupations with which you are most familiar.):

* 4. How did you find out about our review opportunities?

We usually will notify you of your status with the project within two weeks. We will send selected Reviewers a copy of the CultureGrams report to be reviewed and a list of guidelines.