Benefits of ISIC
ISIC or the International Student Identity Card is an identification card offered to full-time students who may want or need to travel to different places around the world. ‘Â This card is issued by the ISIC Association and is considered to be the only proof of being a full-time student that is recognized in many countries around the globe. ‘Â Having an ISIC provides the following benefits:
1. International Recognition
The ISIC is the only recognized student card in the world and this comes in very handy for full-time students who may need to go to another country for example. Whenever the situation requires that a student needs to prove that he/she is indeed one, then having an ISIC is a good choice.
2. Various Discounts
Having proof that one is a full-time student, a person will be able to enjoy a variety of discounts that are typically offered only to students. ‘Â Whether one travels to different countries, full-time students can avail of discounts on goods and services as long as they bring along their ISIC. ‘Â Although discounts may differ from one country to another, students usually get special offers in their transportation needs. ‘Â This means that students with their ISIC can avail of lower-priced tickets on plane, train, ferry, and/or bus rides. ‘Â Other places that discounts may be offered to students are book shops and eateries.
3. Access to an Emergency Hotline
Since the ISIC is ideal for travelling full-time students, there may be cases that some of these students may need emergency help in a foreign country. ‘Â For this concern, having an ISIC gives one a round-the-clock access to an emergency phone support line. ‘Â Another great thing about this service is that it can be availed by any ISIC-holding full time student for free.
With all the benefits mentioned above, having an ISIC is somewhat necessary for some students. ‘Â This is especially true for those who frequently travel and those who are tight on their budgets.