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Country of expertise:
Title (Mr., Mrs., Ms.):
First name(s):
Family name:
Full mailing address:
Current occupation:
Degree(s) and field(s) of study:
Language(s) spoken with fluency:
Other countries you have
lived in:
Period of residency in country of expertise
(month/year to month/year):
Reason for period of residency:
Yes No NA     
If you are not a native of the country of expertise, are you a permanent resident or expatriate?
Yes No   
Are you a legal alien or U.S. resident?
Yes No   
Do you have enough current contacts outside of your own family who can fill the Reviewer roles for the project?
Yes No   
Do you plan to visit the country of expertise within the next year?
Yes No   
Are you available to work on this project over the next four months?
Yes No   
If you are not selected as the Writer, would you like to be a Reviewer?
Yes No   
Have you read a sample CultureGram and the criteria for becoming a Writer?
Yes No   
Do you have access to e-mail or a fax machine, and will you e-mail or fax a curriculum vitae (CV) to us?
  Please fax your CV to 1.801.765.1739, or e-mail it to within the next few days. Be sure to list "CultureGram Writer Application for [name of country]" on a cover sheet or at the top of the CV.
Level of contact:
Briefly describe the level of contact you have had with the people's daily life—specifically, the regions, demographic groups, and occupations with which you are most familiar.
Sample of writing:
As a sample of your knowledge and writing, please briefly describe how people in the target culture greet a friend or colleague they see on a regular basis. Be aware of regional, ethnic, or other differences. Limit your response to fewer than five sentences.