International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
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The 12-month ISIC costs only $25 and offers:
- Low Airfares
Many international airlines offer special fares exclusively to holders of the International Student Identity Cards. The fares can be booked at any STA Travel office worldwide, as well as from other student organizations all over the world, and from travel agents authorized to issue these special tickets. To book your ticket in the U.S., call 1-800-777-0112. To book your ticket from outside the U.S., contact any STA Travel Office worldwide or your local student travel office.
- Worldwide Discounts
ISIC is the world's most widely accepted card for reduced entrance fees at museums and theaters, special rail or bus passes and discounts at hotels and shops.
- Sickness and Accident Insurance
The ISIC (purchased in the U.S.) provides basic sickness and accident insurance when traveling outside the United States, including emergency evacuation coverage up to $250,000. In addition, it also includes $500 Travel Document Protection and $100 baggage delay coverage.
- A 24-hour, toll-free ISIC Help Line
While you are traveling, the Help Line can provide a range of emergency medical, legal, and financial services, including locating an appropriate doctor or lawyer, replacing lost or stolen documents, and arranging travel in the event of an emergency back home. Call Toll Free 1-877-370-ISIC (4742), or call collect 1-715-345-0505 from anywhere in the world.
What is unique about the ISIC?
ISIC is the world's most widely accepted student identity card. It is issued in over 90 countries to over two million students yearly and is officially endorsed by international organizations, national governments and student organizations.
I already have my student ID. Do I still need an ISIC?
Your regular college or university ID won't be readily recognized--and sometimes not even understood--when you travel in a foreign country. The International Student Identity Card, often called the ISIC (that's "eye'zic"), was initiated to give traveling students a document that would be accepted around the world as proof of student status.
Where can I get a list of specific discounts?
Details of the benefits are outlined on the STA Travel Website at www.myisic.com.
What if I’m not a Student?
If you are 25 or under and not a student, you are eligible for the International Youth Identity Card.
If you are a teacher, you are eligible for the International Teacher Identity Card.
Both are available from International Health and Medical Education
Where can I purchase an ISIC?
The ISIC is available from the International Health & Medical Education office, located the Business Services Center in the 4230 Building, Room 3031, on the south side of the UNMC campus. Bring a passport-sized photo or email any photo with a clear head shot to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a check, or cash in the amount of $25.00 (sorry, no credit cards). Your card is made while you wait, in approximately 15 minutes.
Or you can mail your completed application along with a check for $26.00 ($25.00 + $1.00 S&H), a passport-sized photo and proof of your student status (copy of your current student ID showing enrollment term, or letter from Registrar on School letterhead, indicating you are currently enrolled) to:
International Health & Medical Education
985700 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5700
Your completed card will be mailed to you in just a few days.
Please make checks payable to: UNMC International Health & Medical Education
Who do I contact for an appointment or application requirements?
Please schedule an appointment with International Health and Medical Education at 402-559-6414, or email email@example.com.