What is the International Student Identity Card (ISIC)?

sample of ISIC card ISIC is the only internationally accepted student ID card and proof of student enrollment status around. Year after year, and throughout the world, approximately 5 million young adults use these cards to access an enormous amount of benefits and services. It is above and beyond being just an ID card, as they also provide:

Discounts to more than 41,000 locations in 120 countries: Get 10% or more off from retailers which include Macy's Firestone, Motel 6, HostelsWorld, La Quinta Hotels, Target stores, Amtrak, LuggageFree, Restaurants and Entertainment, Museums and Cultural Sites, and Airlines, Buses, Coaches, Trains, and Ferries and others.

Cell phone and calling card plans and bundles
Insurance plan for travel, auto, and residence
International endorsement from UNESCO
24/7 Emergency help line
For just $22 you get all those benefits

The fee is waived for enrolled students who are accepted into a Study Abroad program at specific universities and receive an ISIC within their program fee.

There is also the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) and the International Youth Travel Card (IYTC).

 The ITIC card (Teachers) is valid for up to 16 months

The IYTC card is for people aged 30 years and younger, who are not fulltime students.


What is the International Student Exchange Identity Card?

sample version of ISE card It is another similar card as the ISIC card, but the International Student Exchange Identity Card (ISE Card) offers savings to a wide group of eligible people. Savings are between 5%-50% less on cultural attractions, adventure trips, hostels, hotels, restaurants, museums, castles, night clubs, and other thrilling places of interest worldwide are available for eligible cardholders.

Who is eligible for the ISE Card:
• Students must be a minimum of 12 years old and enrolled in a study program in the current or most recent academic year. There is not any maximum age limit.

• Faculty/teacher members from every school, college, or university receive the Faculty/Teacher version. This also comes without a maximum age limit.

• For those who don't qualify for either Student or Faculty/Teacher card and are under 26 years old they are eligible to apply for the Youth Version of the ISE Card. The Youth Card version still provides the all important travel protection and reimbursement without the numerous discounts and services.

Each version of the ISE Cards are valid for a whole year.

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