Most of us are on a budget while travelling domestically or internationally. This is especially true for students and young adults who are just starting out in life yet want to explore the world. For those of you who are on limited budget, use your resources to find out about different discounts and benefits available to young adults.
The requirement for being eligible for ISIC are being a full-time student (12 hours of study per 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). You can apply for the ISIC card by visiting https://www.myisic.com/get-your-card/. To apply for the IYTC card visit https://www.myisic.com/the-cards/youth-card-iytc/ or the ITIC card visit https://www.myisic.com/the-cards/teacher-card-itic/.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is an internationally recognized by organizations like UNESCO, the European Council on Culture, and the Andean Community of Nations. The ISIC is offered to full time students aged 12 years and above (no upper age limit). The ISIC can be used as identification (not in the US) in different places in multiple countries worldwide.
For over 50 years, every year more then 5 million students from 133 countries use their ISIC to take advantage of discounts on travel (1,200 airlines, buses, coaches, trains, and ferries), shopping, accommodation (2400 hostels and budget hotels), food and entertainment (21,000 restaurants, bars, and entertainment), 2800 museums and cultural sites, and 2,700 attractions.
The ISIC card is $20 without travel insurance, for an additional fee, ISIC has insurance coverage and provides three different plans of coverage basic (add’l $5), premium (add’l $79), and explorer (add’l $179) per year. The explorer plan covers up $100K for a medical emergency, traveling with a laptop, iPad or camera? Explorer includes 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!
Once you receive your ISIC card download the mobile app on Google Play of App Store and begin discovering thousands of ISIC discounts and offers worldwide. You will be able to create your personal list of favorites for easy reference. You will have the ability to verify your student status and redeem offers instantly with your virtual ISIC card. Sign up now and start saving.
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