Tom, age 19, from North Carolina. Tom is a
freshman at a nearby university, studying philosophy. He has limited camping
experience but has a knack for thinking outside the box. He is friendly and
open in your interview and expresses eagerness for adventure.
Padma, age 25, from Mumbai, India. Padma
recently became a registered nurse. Although she does not speak fluent English,
she is a fast learner and is well-versed in world cultures. She is soft-spoken
in your interview and does not seem to assert herself.
Sheila, age 30, from New York. Sheila has
a degree in anthropology and is a curator of a museum that focuses on the arts
and peoples of the Caribbean. She admits that she has a hot temper. However,
she has spent a year studying the language of the tribe you will visit.
Manuel, age 38, from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Manuel grew
up in a poor town in rural Mexico and has become a very successful deep sea
fisher. He is at home in the water and fluent in both Spanish and English.
However, he admits that he prefers to be in positions of leadership, which may
mean conflict for you.
Hanna, age 44, from Oslo, Norway. Hanna made
you laugh from the moment you met her. She has experience in cold climates but
has never even heard of papaya or other foods native to the island. She has,
however, a good deal of fishing experience and currently works as a chef in a
large hotel, supervising a kitchen staff of 25.
Kwame, age 49, from Accra, Ghana. Kwame grew
up in a small village and has since become a zoologist at a reserve in Ghana.
He can speak French, English, and Akan, his local language. He is friendly and
open in his interview.
Cem, age 50, from Ankara, Turkey. Cem is a
communications specialist at a large telecommunications company. He is used to
being in charge of a small team. He is a bit unsure that the adventure is a
good fit for him, but wishes to see more of the world.
Tehru, age 57, from Tokyo, Japan. Tehru is a
mechanical engineer who is good with tools, instruments, and building things.
He is quiet and speaks only limited English, but demonstrates a desire to learn.
Kathy, age 66, from Minneapolis. Kathy is a
retired nutritionist who considers her best trait to be her hard-working
nature. She is very fit for her age, has traveled the world over, and has
worked in team contexts her whole life.