The student describes two semester-abroad alternatives. Describe the two alternatives, and then tell which one you would prefer and why.

The student has two alternatives for his semester abroad and is having trouble deciding which one is the better alternative. On the one hand, he could spend a semester at sea. He likes sailing; furthermore, he’d be able to visit many different countries. On the other hand, he could go to Cairo. Not only is he an archaeology major, but he’s also been studying Arabic. His Arabic would certainly improve by living six months in Cairo. In my opinion I’d prefer to go to Cairo. There are three reasons. First, I get seasick. Second, I’m also interested in archaeology. And third, above all I’d prefer to get to know one country rather than making short stops at many destinations.