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1. Posted by lost again (Budding Member 66 posts) 10y

Hey, does anyone know if you can actually get discounts for using an International Student Id Card while traveling around the world? I am considering buying one from STA travel but they are $22 - is it worth it?


2. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Hi there,
OK it's been a while since i was a student, but I used to use the card quite a bit. You can use it to get discount on travel, accomadation, clothing, outdoor gear, shoes etc..
Not to mention it will allow access to any uni bar.
Just when you go to buy something ask for discount, it's the old story "if you don't ask you'll never get".

3. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 10y

It can save you serious money. Sometimes musea are free for students, and you get discounts in theaters and on travels as well. There are special student travel agencies who only accept the ISIC card. (ever heard of Kilroy?)

If u use the card to buy your airticket, and get some other discounts as well, I think you get that $22 back quite soon.

I think I saved a total of around €200 with my ISIC...

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

I generally save quite a bit of money with my ISIC, but lately I've been asked to show my actual student I.D. in addition to it as some people think it's easy to get fake ISICs. Maybe keep that in mind and bring a copy of your real student ID as well.


5. Posted by lost again (Budding Member 66 posts) 10y

Thanks, that is very helpful!

6. Posted by ristinw (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

How can i apply for a Inter. Stud. ID???? where can i find it??

7. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

Check here and it will tell you where to go and get the ISIC.