The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) may be, next to your passport and visa, one of the more valuable travel documents you can have. ISICs are widely recognized around the world and with it you are eligible for discounts on such things as airfares, insurance coverage, lodging, and admission fees for museums and cultural sites.
In addition, the ISIC provides supplemental health insurance (you should not depend on the ISIC as your sole source of health coverage) and gives you access to a toll-free help line for assistance with medical, legal, or financial emergencies. For more information on the benefits of the ISIC, visit www.isic.org.
Many programs will provide participants with an ISIC; if your program does not, you can purchase one for $25 from the International Office here at IWU or online from www.isic.org.