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UCR Study Abroad -- Resources

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)


About the ISIC Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognized student ID card. Since its launch in 1953, the ISIC card has helped over 40 million students to get the most out of their travel experience.

With access to a global network of affordable and specialized student services, the ISIC card is your passport to more than 40,000 discounts and benefits in 120 countries worldwide.

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Association is a member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation), a not-for-profit organization which brings together world-leading specialists in student and youth travel services.

ISIC Card Information by Study Abroad Program

  • UCEAP and Other UC/Non-UC Program Participants
    Students have the option to purchase the ISIC Card. A fee of $25 will be billed to your UCR student account. If you choose to use STA Travel to book your airfare, you must purchase the ISIC card to book your flight.
    • To purchase the ISIC card, complete the ISIC Order Form (see attachment). Make sure to provide all information highlighted in yellow. Submit your order form into the Education Abroad Office. It will take 2-3 days for your card to be processed.
  • Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) Participants
    The ISIC card is part of your program fees. If you choose to use STA Travel to book your airfare, you must have your ISIC card information to book your flight.

ISIC Card Basic Insurance

Although students will be enrolled in the University of California’s Travel Insurance Coverage, UCEAP Insurance or Non-UC Program Insurance Plan, it is still recommended that students check with their personal health care provider to confirm that their coverage extends beyond U.S. borders during the time that they will be traveling.

In addition your program’s insurance plane, students who purchase the ISIC card will have an additional benefit of the ISIC Basic Insurance Coverage. The ISIC card MUST BE ACTIVATED in order to access its benefits.  PLEASE ACTIVATE YOUR CARD IMMEDIATELY and PRIOR TO DEPARTURE! 

Information can be found here about ISIC Card Insurance options.

Your Policy will govern the final interpretation of any provision or claim. It is important that you read You Policy carefully.

For additional information and to ACTIVATE YOUR CARD, please visit
this page.

ISIC Application Form

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Education Abroad
0321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-4113