LSU Shreveport Debater Selected for Internship in Afghanistan
May 03, 2011LSU Shreveport student Rachal Cox, senior English major, has been selected to participate in an internship in Kabul, Afghanistan. The internship is sponsored by the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) and the Banyan Tree Network.
Applicants from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Oregon who currently and formerly debated in IPDA applied. Four students were chosen based on their resume, application and letters of recommendation. LSUS had two debate team members selected to participate, but only Cox accepted the internship.
The Banyan Tree Network connects Afghan university students with each other and with other university students from around the world by offering lectures, workshops and learning resources to empower students to build a better Afghanistan.
Cox has been on the LSUS Debate Team for two years. Cox said, "When I read that the purpose of the internship is to help relations between Afghanistan and the American people, I knew that I wanted to be a part of teaching the Afghanistan students skills that will forever change and better their lives."
Cox will be working at different college campuses in Kabul during May and June. Cox noted, "The [debate] team has contributed to my growth as a debater and guided me to success. This is a perfect opportunity for me to contribute my favorite skill with helping people learn."
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