International Student Identity Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a useful document for traveling junior high school, high school, college, university, or vocational school students. The ISIC is administered internationally by the International Student Travel Confederation.

The ISIC is the most widely accepted form of student ID card. While your regular student ID may or may not be recognized when traveling abroad, the ISIC is accepted as proof of student status in more than ninety countries around the world.

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Obtaining your ISIC

ISIC Benefits


  • Insurance: Cardholders are automatically covered by a basic sickness and accident insurance policy while traveling outside the U.S. Note: Texas State Study Abroad recommends additional insurance coverage.
  • Twenty-Four-Hour Traveler's Assistance Help Line: Cardholders have access to a toll-free hotline for medical, financial, and legal emergencies.
  • Low Student Airfares: Cardholders are eligible for reduced student airfares. Some fares are subject to age restrictions
  • International Recognition: The ISIC is issued in 92 countries around the world.

  • Discounts in the U.S. and Abroad: Cardholders receive a free handbook, which includes information on various discounts. A complete listing of ISIC discounts is available at the STA Travel Web site. Note: STA Travel is not affiliated with Texas State Study Abroad.

    Texas State Study Abroad does not issue the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Students interested in applying for this card may do so online at