ISIC – International Student Identity Card



If you’re a full-time student these cards are serious money savers both at home and overseas! Entertainment, food, clothes, travel… the list of discounts is growing everyday.




The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to fantastic discounts and services at home and around the world.

ISIC card is the only internationally-recognized student ID. For over 50 years, ISIC card holders have been members of a truly global club. Every year, more than 5 million students from 133 countries use their student card to take advantage of offers on:

  • Travel
  • Shopping
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Entertainment
  • Transport
  • Insurance

What is ISIC insurance?

Our ISIC/ITIC/IYTC Basic plan fulfill requirements for most study abroad organizations. Our ISIC/ITIC/IYTC Premium offers an upgraded level of coverage to provide the peace of mind that you need. Our ISIC/ITIC/IYTC Explorer is the highest level of coverage an includes everything in Basic and Premium, plus more. The perfect choice for protecting yourself and your trip!

  • Medical emergency? Explorer covers up to $100K!
  • Traveling with a laptop, iPad or camera? Explorer include baggage loss!
  • Plans changed? Explorer benefit up to $3K for Trip Cancellation!
  • Planning on bungee jumping or zip lining? Explorer covers for Adventure Sports!
  • What if a volcano erupts? Natural Disasters are covered under Explorer!
  • Mental Health now covered by ISIC Explorer!

***Please note that the Explorer level of coverage is not valid for sale in the following U.S. states: New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Dakota.***

For complete coverage information, please visit our insurance page

Discounts and Benefits

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to fantastic discounts and services at home and around the world. Over 160,000 discounts in 133 countries now available!

What can the ISIC student lifestyle card do for me?

ISIC is a student lifestyle card: use it to save on your daily life at home or to experience food, culture, and travel discounts abroad!

Global ISIC Discounts and Benefits

2,800 Museums and Culture Sites

2,400 Hostels and Budget Hotels

1,200 Airlines, Buses, Coaches, Trains, and Ferries

2,700 Attractions

21,000 Restaurants, Bars and Entertainment

Find out more about our new global discounts!

Who can get an ISIC Card?

If you are a full-time student at a school, college or university, age 12 or over, you can apply for a student card with ISIC. It’s an easy process. In no time, you’ll be enjoying thousands of discounts and benefits at home and away. As a general guideline, students must be enrolled for the current academic year at an accredited institution and matriculating towards a diploma or degree.

Which documents do I need to get an ISIC Card?

The ISIC card is only available for full-time students. You will need to provide proof of identity (valid driver’s license, state issued ID or valid passport), and one of the following documents:

  • A document that proves that you are currently studying full time at a recognized school, college or university (Course Schedule or Tuition Receipt)
  • Or a copy of your university or student ID, which is dated and clearly indicates you are currently a full-time student

If you purchase a card online, you will receive an email asking you to upload these documents.

Definition of a full-time student

A full-time student means at least 12 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 12 weeks a year.

If you are a full-time teacher or under 30 years old, you can also enjoy similar benefits with the International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) or the International Teachers Identity Card (ITIC).

How long is ISIC valid for?

ISIC is valid for one calendar year from the date of issue.

Where can I get my ISIC card?

You can purchase ONLINE or visit an STA Travel Store.

How much does an ISIC card cost?

The price of an ISIC card is only $20.00 – nothing compared to the hundreds of dollars you will save!

Please note – ISIC/IYTC/ITIC cards are non-refundable because they are created with personal details of the individual cardholder.

I’m not a student any more – is there a card for me?


Anyone between the age of 12 and 30 can get an International Youth Travel Card (IYTC).


If you’ve left your student years behind you and now work full-time as a teacher or professor, the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) also gives you great discounts and services.

Find out more about the IYTC and ITIC card.