WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
ISIC discounts and benefits
Your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) brings you benefits from over 40,000 outlets, from rail tickets and hostels to museums and cinemas around the world. The ISIC card is used by over 4.5 million full-time students in 120 countries every year. It gives students access to tens of thousands of student services and benefits worldwide.
To check for outlets offering discounts in your city, please click here.
Student services with your ISIC
On top of all the great student discounts at home and abroad, your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) also gives you access to invaluable student services. We'll help you keep in touch with friends and family and lend you a hand whenever you're in need.
Your ISIC card is also your phone card
International SIM Cards, Mobile Phones & Phonecard
Whether you're sightseeing in London, trekking through the jungle in Malaysia or studying overseas, ISIConnect offers significant savings on international calls from over 160 countries to help you stay in touch with friends and family back home.
International Mobile Phones & SIM cards
Travelling overseas with your domestic mobile phone can be very expensive with very high roaming costs.
Choose from a selection of ISIConnect SIM cards or global mobile phones and start saving! International SIM cards & Mobile phones
It's easy! Just activate the virtual phonecard in your ISIC.
24-hour ISIC Emergency Helpline
Of course we all want to have a safe and enjoyable trip. But when things go wrong, it's good to know that ISIC is here with some important phone lines to help you out.
Cardholders' Emergency Helpline
All cardholders (of the International Youth Travel Card and International Teacher Identity Card as well as the ISIC) have exclusive access to the 24-hour ISIC Emergency Helpline.
In case of an emergency, you can telephone the ISIC Emergency Helpline free of charge. Speak to an operator and they will refer you to legal, medical or travel advisors, depending on what you need.
All information is available in English, Spanish, French and German.
How to contact the Emergency Helpline
The ISIC Emergency Helpline operators can advise you of your nearest embassy or consulate. They can also refer you to a local lawyer.
If you need medical advice while away, the Emergency Helpline operators can refer you to a qualified doctor in the country where you are.
If the medication you need is unavailable, they can help to arrange prescribed medication to be sent to you.
Qualified doctors are available to give medical advice over the phone.
Need to send an urgent message home? The operator can send an urgent message to your family at home, in an emergency.
If your travel documents have been lost or stolen, they can tell you the nearest student travel office to organise emergency changes to your travel plans.
Important: Please do not contact this number if you have a query regarding travel or medical insurance. It is recommended that you take out full insurance before you travel.
Please bear in mind that any costs incurred as a result of an Emergency Help Line referral, for example legal or medical fees, are your responsibility to pay. ISIC helps you find these essential services for students on their travels but we cannot pay any associated costs.