Intercordia participates in the dissemination of a culture of peace by training young people who engage for a year in a mission of international solidarity with disadvantaged populations and different cultures, and by enriching their experience with a university degree.
Intercordia offers young people, before their departure, intensive fifteen-day training in disciplines and tools adapted to the complex, paradoxical and often conflicting intercultural situations that they will encounter once in the field. One of the volunteer tutors from the Intercordia network, with whom they correspond throughout their period of volunteering, internship or mission, helps them to take the necessary distance from the new situations with which they are confronted (revolts, disgust, enthusiasm, misunderstandings, etc.) and be transformed through the experience of “living with” people who are different in their culture and social condition. Intercordia allows them, on their return, to deepen their intellectual experience by writing and defending a thesis on a problem encountered.