International Student Discount Card – The ISIC and ITIC

International Student Discount Card

If you are looking for an international student discount card, the ISIC will give you a student discount all over the Globe!
A NUT card (student card the UK) will get you student discount in the UK, but not abroad. That’s why if you like to travel, you need to apply for the ISIC (International Student Identity Card).

What is the ITIC Teachers Discount Card?

It is not just students who get a discount on travel, it is teachers as well!
Just like students can apply for the ISIC (the international student identity card), teachers can also apply for the ITIC (the international teacher’s identity card). You have to be a full-time teacher teaching a full timetable (over 15 hours a week) to apply.

How much is the ISIC and ITIC Card and how do I apply?

The cost is just £12 for a year and you can apply for it online through STA travel.

When Should I Order my ITIC or ISIC Card?

You should order your ISIC or ITIC card at the start of the academic year in September. If you order it in the middle of the academic year, you will find that it lasts for a shorter period of time.  I made the mistake of ordering mine in May, and it will have run out by December.
So order your ITIC or ISIC card at the start of September to get the full year’s usage out of it.
When your card arrives, you will need to sign it and put a passport-sized photograph on it before it is valid.

Benefits of the ITIC and ISIC Card – Teacher and Student Discount

There are over 177,000 benefits worldwide to owning an ISIC or ITIC card. You can find out the global discounts at
There is also an app you can download if you are and I take Isaac cardholder. The icy Shows you what benefits are available in the local area and works on both iPhone and Android.
If you are using the basic card in the UK, you should visit to find out to the UK benefits.

As a student, I used my ISIC card to get student discounts on entry into Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow and the Great Wall of China in Beijing. Now, as a teacher and I take cardholder I am looking forward to the summer holidays to see what discounts I can get you to think might I take card
STA Travel is the first place to go to use your ISIC or ITIC card in order to save money on flights and international travel. However, did you know that you can also use your ITIC or ISIC card for a teacher or student discount in the following……

  • The Apple Store store.
  • National Express coaches.
  • North Face.
  • The Heathrow and Gatwick express.
  • Theatres such as Shakespeare’s Globe.

Download the ITIC and ISIC App

There is also an app you can download if you are an ITIC or ISIC cardholder. The icy Shows you what benefits are available in the local area and works on both iPhone and Android.

Find ITIC and ISIC on Social Media

You can also follow ISIC on Facebook and ISIC on Twitter for news and updates. These are the UK links, so do a search for the ISIC social media accounts in your own country.
ISIC on Facebook

Don’t Forget Your Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is so important as it will help you with emergencies and unexpected costs on your trip. Make sure that you declare any pre-existing health conditions so that you are covered for those. Check your cover for accidents and medical care and also lost baggage or getting things stolen. Remember to report as soon as something goes wrong on your trip because some travel insurance companies require you to report something that you want to claim for within 24 hours. Read the fine print carefully when you sign up. I always recommend World Nomads. You can get a free quote here:


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